Definition of mateship in English:

mateship

Line breaks: mate|ship
Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪtʃɪp
 
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noun

[mass noun] Australian /NZ informal
Companionship or friendship, especially between men: mateship began in the harsh world of the penal settlement
More example sentences
  • He spent three years travelling around the Northern Territory capturing the moments of mateship, passion and kinship during the games.
  • The sheep drovers reveal qualities of pragmatism, self-reliance, independence, mateship and solidarity, in an environment to be mastered and with resources to be exploited.
  • Before coming to Australia, I was repeatedly told about the concept of mateship, the idea of coming to a friend's aid when the friend was in trouble.

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