[mat-n-ey; especially British mat-n-ey] /ˌmæt nˈeɪ; especially British ˈmæt nˌeɪ/
an entertainment, especially a dramatic or musical performance, held in the daytime, usually in the afternoon.
a daytime, esp afternoon, performance of a play, concert, etc
“afternoon performance,” 1848, from French matinée (musicale), from matinée “morning” (with a sense here of “daytime”), from matin “morning,” from Old French matines (see matins). Originally as a French word in English; it lost its foreignness by late 19c.
noun 1. a male actor, usually a leading man, idolized especially by female audiences. noun 1. (esp in the 1930s and 1940s) an actor popular as a romantic figure among women
[mey-tee] /ˈmeɪ ti/ adjective, Chiefly British Informal. 1. sociable; friendly: a matey chat. /ˈmeɪtɪ/ adjective 1. friendly or intimate; on good terms noun 2. friend or fellow: usually used in direct address n. 1833, diminutive of mate (n.) in its “male friend” sense + -y (3).
[meyt] /meɪt/ noun 1. a partner in marriage; spouse. 2. one member of a pair of mated animals. 3. one of a pair: I can’t find the mate to this glove. 4. a counterpart. 5. an associate; fellow worker; comrade; partner (often used in combination): classmate; roommate. 6. friend; buddy; pal (often used as an […]
noun 1. a writhing mass of snakes, usually composed of a single female and 10 or more males attempting to mate with her.