band·​mate | \ ˈban(d)-ˌmāt How to pronounce bandmate (audio) \

Definition of bandmate

: a fellow member of a band

Examples of bandmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, David Lee Roth confirmed that his former Van Halen bandmate had been battling throat cancer for the last five years. Rosy Cordero,, "Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies from cancer at 65," 6 Oct. 2020 Members of Selena’s family, including her father, her former manager, and her sister and bandmate, are also involved. Whitney Perry, Glamour, "Netflix’s Selena Series: Everything We Know So Far," 6 Oct. 2020 Styles outlasted Bad Bunny, Shawn Mendes, SuperM and former bandmate Louis Tomlinson. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Niall Horan & Harry Styles Reach Fan Army Face-Off Semifinals," 29 Sep. 2020 His enthusiasm for his new work was contagious, and soon his bandmate and high-school friend Shiinoki Shunsuke—who is now a botanical photographer and Azuma’s business partner—had a gig washing buckets. Andrea K. Scott, The New Yorker, "Azuma Makoto’s Provocative Botanical Sculptures, in “Flower Punk”," 30 Sep. 2020 The Go-Go's new pal isn't their new bandmate but the first historical American Girl doll in three years. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Meet Courtney, the New '80s-Inspired American Girl Doll Thanks to The Go-Go's," 16 Sep. 2020 In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the rocker addressed the recent comments made by his former bandmate, Black Sabbath lead guitarist Tony Iommi, about wanting to see the band reunite after their farewell shows in 2017. Claudia Harmata,, "Ozzy Osbourne Says He Doesn't Have the 'Slightest Interest' In Black Sabbath Reunion," 7 Sep. 2020 The commission determined that Gentry had fired a longtime courthouse employee to make a position for her bandmate and alleged lover, Stephen Penrose. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Kentucky judge accused of drinking and having threesome in courthouse removed from bench," 1 Sep. 2020 Haley couldn't be happier about the timing of her pregnancy, as both Cannon's bandmate John Jeffers and tour manager Chris Alexander are also expecting children with their wives. Jen Juneau,, "Whiskey Myers Frontman Cody Cannon and Wife Expecting a Son: 'A Light in These Strange Times'," 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of bandmate

1821, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Bandmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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