Mate

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InformalityPlay
Used in informal settings, often among friends or peers. SlideHaving a beer with my mates after work.
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Gender NeutralPlay
Can be used for people of any gender, not males only. SlideShe's been my mate since high school.
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Regional UsagePlay
More common in British English and can be perceived as less usual in American English. SlideIn America, people don't often say 'mate'.