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Matie \Mat"ie\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A fat herring with undeveloped roe. [Written also matty.]


a. matted


Matty may refer to:

  • Matty (name), a list of people and fictional characters with the nickname, given name or surname
  • Matty Rich (born 1971), American film director and screenwriter born Matthew Richardson
  • Matty, Hungary, a village in Baranya County
  • Matty Island, a Canadian arctic island
Matty (name)

Matty is a given name or nickname, frequently of the male given name Matthew. It can also be a surname.

Usage examples of "matty".

Oh, the busy work Miss Matty and I had in chasing the sunbeams, as they fell in an afternoon right down on this carpet through the blindless window!

The day grew warm and the other passengers drifted off to sleep, but Matty remained awake.

Then came Miss Jenkyns - Deborah, as she liked Miss Matty to call her, her father having once said that the Hebrew name ought to be so pronounced.

Miss Matty rushed out into the street at once, and collared the man who was telling the tale.

While she was away, Miss Matty and I huddled over the fire, talking in a low and awe-struck voice.

Miss Pole, Miss Matty, and I, meanwhile attended to Miss Brown: and hard work we found it to relieve her querulous and never-ending complaints.

Miss Matty and I were to return in the morning to relieve them, and give Miss Jessie the opportunity for a few hours of sleep.

But when the morning came, Miss Jenkyns appeared at the breakfast-table, equipped in her helmet-bonnet, and ordered Miss Matty to stay at home, as she meant to go and help to nurse.

Just then Miss Matty, who had been out all the morning, and had only lately returned to the house, burst in with a face of dismay and outraged propriety.

This from her sister, who had hitherto been a model of feminine decorum, was a blow for poor Miss Matty, and with a double shock she left the room.

Miss Jenkyns, Miss Matty, and Miss Pole had all been to visit her, and returned with wonderful accounts of her house, her husband, her dress, and her looks.

Miss Jenkyns and Miss Matty used to rise up, possess themselves each of an orange in silence, and withdraw to the privacy of their own rooms to indulge in sucking oranges.

It seems that Miss Pole had a cousin, once or twice removed, who had offered to Miss Matty long ago.

Miss Matty might not like him - and Miss Jenkyns might never have said a word - it is only a guess of mine.

Cranford above once or twice since - once, when I was walking with Miss Matty, in High Street, and suddenly she darted from me, and went up Shire Lane.