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Slang for "friend" used in New Zealand, Britain, Australia and Tasmania
"What's goin' on mate?!"
by Daniel September 22, 2004
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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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A male companion to share beer and sports with.
Me and my mate go to the PUB every Friday after to work to have a beer and watch the footy.
by The Slater November 04, 2003
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A word meaning friend or in some cases, the equivolent of "man". Most often used in Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
"G'day mate"

"Me and me mates hit the pub the other night and got plastered"
by Codesta August 10, 2005
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