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G’day mate /gəˈdeɪ meɪt/  

(expression) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by many speakers.

An abbreviation of ‘Good day’, meaning ‘Hello’. This greeting can be used at any time of the day or night, and is used more by (sometimes older) men than women. 

Example: G'day mate, thinking of going to Sydney? Register now. (http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50138/Stories/b-g-day-mate-thinking-of-going-to-sydney-register-now-b)

Two friends saying 'G'day mate'.

(photo by Julia Miller)