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An English term used to address someone who is a friend. Can also be used in a passive aggressive manner to address someone you dislike.
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Paper product used as a barrier against unwanted messes, such as the liner at the bottom of a bird cage.
Please put a New York Times under that before it gets all over the place.
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Slang for "friend" used in New Zealand, Britain, Australia and Tasmania
"What's goin' on mate?!"
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A multipurpose word in Australian cultural context which can denote friendly affectation or alternatively, threat depending on the context in which it is used.

Australian culture can be confusing to outsiders when they call those they like, cunts, and those they dont like, mate.

Its all in the tone and context.
1: (friendly greeting) How ya goin mate.
2: (threat) I wouldn't try that if I were you,...mate!
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Word describing a friend, recognisably Australian though also used in Britain and New Zealand. In Australia, the term is most commonly used between men, when they cannot remember each other's names.
Man 1: Hey mate, how you going?
Man 2: I'm alright mate - hey mate, isn't that a mate of yours?
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