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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The word "Mate" is a word commonly used in Britain, New Zealand and Australia. It is also used by ethnic communities in Britain such as the East Asian community (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka).

"Mate" is commonly spelled as "M8" in Text Language or LeetSpeak.
The word "Mate" can be used in a variety of ways, from greetings to flip-offs to sarcasm.

A week ago I was cycling home from work and this twat of a driver nearly knocked me off because he was desperately trying to get through the traffic lights. He called me a "Twat" and I shouted "Fuck off mate!" at him. This is just one example.

Here is a list of examples and situations in which "Mate" may be used:

Greeting: "Hello mate!"
Sarcasm: "Mate that was fucking orgasmic"
Endearment: "Mate you're a legend."
Flippancy: "Alright mate keep your hair on"
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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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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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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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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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