classmate

noun

class·​mate ˈklas-ˌmāt How to pronounce classmate (audio)
: a member of the same class in a school or college

Examples of classmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But unlike their classmates, who were signing to play football, basketball and other traditional sports, Hamann and Remmick were making history. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 In the crowd were childhood classmates from McClatchy High School and friends from Hammond’s many years working in the California state Senate, many dressed in her signature colors of red and black. Darrell Smith, Sacramento Bee, 10 Feb. 2024 With social media spreading the word of vigils, funerals and memorials, friends, classmates and neighbors pack such events. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 9 Feb. 2024 In March 2022, Thompson connected with former University of Virginia classmate and basketball Hall of Famer Ralph Sampson to open Ralph Sampson’s American Taproom in Charlottesville, Virginia. Michael Butler, Miami Herald, 9 Feb. 2024 The 5-foot-10 record-breaker paused for dramatic effect, mulling over his options, before grabbing the gray Utah State cap as cheers erupted from family, friends, coaches and classmates. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 7 Feb. 2024 Plus, the fidgets are on keychains, so your kid and their classmates can hang them from their backpacks. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 7 Feb. 2024 To Zac, his classmates’ ostentatiousness seemed exotic; his parents weren’t especially materialistic. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 One of her classmates there, who was from California, became her boyfriend. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of classmate was in 1713

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“Classmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/classmate. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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classmate

noun
class·​mate ˈklas-ˌmāt How to pronounce classmate (audio)
: a member of the same class in a school or college
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