back·​court·​mate ˈbak-¦kȯrt-ˌmāt How to pronounce backcourtmate (audio)
plural backcourtmates
: a fellow guard on a basketball team : a player stationed on the backcourt with a fellow teammate
Scott won three NBA titles during 11 seasons playing with the Lakers … as Magic Johnson's backcourtmate.Tom Withers, Associated Press, 1 July 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backcourtmate was in 1965

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“Backcourtmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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