- Slang – Mate
- Meaning – Friend. This expression is usually used to refer to male friends but is increasingly being used to refer to female friends as well.
- This slang is extremely common British and Australian slang.
- This expression can be used in negative way – to signify that a person has upset you or made you angry.
- “Mate, that’s my girlfriend. Leave her alone.”
- Mate can also be used as a friendly address to a stranger.
- “Excuse me mate, can you tell me where the bank is?”
Slang expressions for friends:
Friends are an important part of life. Here are a selection of other expressions we can use to refer to our friends.
- BFF – Best Friend Forever.
More uses of mate:
- Cellmate – Someone you share a prison cell with.
- Classmate – A person in the same class as you.
- Flatmate – Someone you share a flat (US – apartment) with.
- Roommate – Someone you share a room with.
- Schoolmate – A person at the same school as you.
- Teammate – Someone in the same team as you.
- “My mates are coming over later to watch the footy.“