class·​mate | \ ˈklas-ˌmāt How to pronounce classmate (audio) \

Definition of classmate

: a member of the same class in a school or college

Examples of classmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His classmate had lengthy dreadlocks, Gad recalls, and a heavenly voice — plus a sly sense of humor that surfaced when the duo were required to help with set construction. Washington Post, "After ‘Hamilton,’ Leslie Odom Jr. just wanted to be himself. Then the role of Sam Cooke came calling.," 14 Jan. 2021 Chubb was generous in his praise of Mayfield, his 2018 draft classmate. cleveland, "Baker Mayfield on Patrick Mahomes: ‘He’s gotten me so far in the league, so I have to see what I can do’," 13 Jan. 2021 The coauthor was her Yale classmate and future husband, Ralph Cavanagh. Bob Egelko,, "Stanford Law Prof. Deborah Rhode, leading voice on legal ethics and women’s rights, dies at 68," 11 Jan. 2021 But expectations remain high for the Houston Cypress Ridge lineman, who’s seen brief action in two games, as his classmate prepares to make his first career start against Colorado (4-1, 3-1 Pac-12) in the Alamo Bowl on Tuesday at the Alamodome. Nick Moyle,, "Texas ready to unleash freshman DL Alfred Collins in Alamo Bowl," 27 Dec. 2020 Another described the feeling of wanting a gun at an early age for fear that he would be fatally shot like his elementary school classmate. New York Times, "Why These Young Men Carry Guns," 8 Dec. 2020 Cushnie cofounded the brand with Michelle Ochs, her classmate at Parsons School of Design, under the name Cushnie et Ochs in 2008. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Carly Cushnie Shutters Her Namesake Label," 29 Oct. 2020 Her classmate is a friend who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and their teacher is based in Tijuana. Martha Shade, CNN, "Bilingualism is good medicine for the brain," 23 Oct. 2020 Anna Todd's After book series follows the torrid romance between a studious college freshman named Tessa Young and her rebellious classmate Hardin Scott. Ineye Komonibo,, "The After We Collided Soundtrack Raises The Sexy Stakes," 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of classmate

1713, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jan 2021

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“Classmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of classmate

: a member of the same class in a school, college, or university


class·​mate | \ ˈklas-ˌmāt How to pronounce classmate (audio) \

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: a member of the same class in a school or college

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