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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Slang term in English Language for a friend. Used to describe someone who replies to messages from other ‘mates’, enjoys banter, and doesn’t spend all day avoiding other ‘mates’ and leaving them to play Warzone and FIFA on their own.
Oi Ross, thought you were my mate? Where’ve you been all day, mate?
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(British) A friend or companion or it's used as a friendly form of address between men or boys
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Used in Australia and the United Kingdom, Particularly England and Wales

1.Meaning a friend or acquaintance.

2.Can be used to address somebody if you do not know the persons name
1 "I'm going to the park with my mates" or "She's just my mate"

2 "Excuse me mate, do you have the time?"
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Mate is one of the most sweet and loving boys you will ever meet. He is a great friend. He is really funny, trustable and handsome. If you have a Mate in your life you're really lucky and you should never let him go! He will make you feel better when you're sad, but Mate's are also real sensitive so you should watch out about what you say. If you do something that hurts him he will forgive easily if you are really sorry when you say sorry. Also you should never lie to a Mate because he can see right through you. If you have a Mate in your life your real lucky!!
Random Person: Omg! You have a Mate?!
Me: Uhm yes
Random Person: You should never let them go!!
Me: i know :)
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One of the best friends you can ask for. Extremely trustable. If you have one you should never let them go. Mate will always give you really good advice, he is really funny and kind.
OMG YOU'VE GOT A MATE?! You should never let them go!
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Slang word most often used by Britain, New Zealand and Australia.

American teenagers use it because they just follow other countries, thinking it makes them Indie or something.
Nubs.
American: Hey Mate.
British: No you can't use that, stop trying to be cool and stuff, it just fails, be an American and say something like 'Hey fatty'.
Australian: Yeah, people to we try to copy you, but you copy us, stop trying to use mate.
New Zealand: Finally people understand ...
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