What does mate mean?


Mate means friend. It is commonly used for "friend" in Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.

Mate has a pretty wide range of use as it may refer to a close friend or someone you just met. It is often used informally, but is acceptable in most formal situations as well. It also can be used as an abbreviation for a sports "teammate."


Nice to meet you, mate!

When you and your Top Gear mates share a moment

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Updated July 20, 2016

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