Definitions

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  • noun The state of being matey, camaraderie, chumminess.

Etymologies

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From matey +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • That could traumatise a few younger viewers but being just about the only other women in the movie apart from Cruz, it also suggests something more worrying beneath the light-hearted mateyness.

    Pirates of the Caribbean 4 - review

  • Lyndon good spin they did badly and lost gwynedd where did they score they didnt get Caerphilly or RCT they ar ghosts and thier mateyness with Labour has done them no good NoI am not now labour far from it I will never join or vote a party line again I saw too much the last time I joined uo

    Oh What Night

  • And "yo, Blair" could be seen as a sort of streetwise mateyness rather than a condescending summoning of a servant.

    CNN Transcript May 13, 2007

  • There is the same throwing together of diverse individuals,an enforced mateyness,intense boredom with egdy periods of excitement,the food is terrible,the officers/screws tolerable or nasty.

    A captive audience

  • Her personality - she's down-to-earth and approachable in a way that is authentic and will help us take on the faux mateyness of "Dave" Cameron.

    Run, Hazel, run

  • We writers do not have the encouragement and mateyness I imagine, and even observe, among people whose work is a group activity.

    Nadine Gordimer - Banquet Speech

  • Yes, that's the note of the London hall -- mateyness.

    Nights in London

  • The Salvation Army method is food, warmth, mateyness; and their answer to their critics, and their reward, is the sturdy, respectable artisan who comes along a few months later to shake hands with them and give his own services in helping them in their work.

    Nights in London

  • That could traumatise a few younger viewers but being just about the only other women in the movie apart from Cruz, it also suggests something more worrying beneath the light-hearted mateyness.

    The Guardian World News

  • And so I do, making a valiant stab at Business Mode, shot through with potentially suicidal mateyness.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

Comments

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  • Hmmm....it's actually a word!

    August 28, 2011

  • Are there any lists which could teach us how to speak like pirates? I keep struggling with the word avast, which never means what I think it does.

    August 29, 2011