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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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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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1. Sometimes used in England and Australia as a synonym for "Friend".

2. A movie my friend who I will call L and her sister who I will call A made and it was really bad but funny to watch because we played like every character and we tried to feed A to a vicious chipmunk and it was very mental but fun.
L, A and I: Hahahaah

L and A's mom: What are you laughing at

L: Mates
by Hyper Chick January 21, 2005
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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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