Definition of ate in English:

ate

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːteɪ//ˈateɪ/

noun

SE Asian
  • 1(in the Philippines) an elder sister:

    ‘my ate is always there for me’
    1. 1.1 Used as a polite title or form of address for an older woman:
      ‘Ate Delita takes care of her elderly mother’
      ‘it's good to see you again, Ate’

Origin

Tagalog.

Pronunciation:

ate

/ˈɑːteɪ//ˈateɪ/