A term of "endearment" used by Navy personnel with each other, but used to annoy people who hate the Navy.
Hey shipmate, whatcha eating for chow?
by Nancylicious October 12, 2006
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Derogitory term for someone of low rank in the US Navy. Used when trying to get the attention of someone or to correcting a supposed mistake.
Give me your f**king liberty card shipmate!
by Plew June 03, 2005
the nautical term for asshole, meant to be demeaning.
What the fuck are you doing shipmate
by EmFA April 01, 2007