Mateship meaning

(countable and uncountable, nautical) The post of mate on a ship; a posting as mate.
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(uncountable) Fellowship; companionship.
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(uncountable, Australia, New Zealand) Friendship, particularly between men, such as develops in shared adversity; solidarity.
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(countable, zoology, psychology, anthropology) A relationship based on mating.
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Origin of mateship

  • From mate +‎ -ship. Cognate with Dutch maatschap (“partnership”).

    From Wiktionary