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running mate

noun

: the person who runs with someone in an election (such as an election to choose a new president) and who is given the less important position (such as vice president) if they are elected

Full Definition of RUNNING MATE

1
:  companion
2
:  a horse entered in a race to set the pace for a horse of the same owner or stable
3
:  a candidate running for a subordinate place on a ticket; especially :  the candidate for vice-president

Examples of RUNNING MATE

  1. When John F. Kennedy ran for president, his running mate was Lyndon Johnson.
  2. <inseparable running mates who first met when they were in elementary school>

First Known Use of RUNNING MATE

1727

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