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

Definition of classmate

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

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His critics, including some of his college classmates, said Kavanaugh’s testimony was a blatant misrepresentation of himself. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "Brett Kavanaugh's Beach Week Letter Included a Line About Begging Girls to Hang Out," 3 Oct. 2018 An uncorroborated, decades-old claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to a college classmate did not pass The New York Times' smell test, according to the White House. Fox News, "Kavanaugh buffeted by more uncorroborated charges as Dems seek to derail nomination," 24 Sep. 2018 Larry Brown, of Frederica, Del., was a college classmate and football teammate. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Willie J. Gray, a local pioneering African-American KFC franchisee, dies," 29 June 2018 The two Calista officials were college classmates and went moose hunting together last fall. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "Court filings expose power struggle over sex harassment charges at Native corporation Calista," 8 June 2018 Cruz said the committee received dozens of letters supporting Bounds, from college classmates and well as his legal colleagues, citing his admirable work ethic and masterful writing. Maxine Bernstein,, "Democratic senators grill Oregon federal prosecutor during judicial confirmation hearing," 9 May 2018 Jewell, a college classmate of mine from Beaverton, Ore., followed the instructions of guide Brandon Glass, who said to give the salmon time to eat the herring with three hooks in it, pulled behind a large, bright, spinning flasher. Rocky Barker, idahostatesman, "Chasing the salmon downstream to get an early fishing season | Idaho Statesman," 8 May 2018 In one scene, Molly overhears her classmates insulting her and her single-minded intensity. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, ""Booksmart" Star Beanie Feldstein on Her Post-"Lady Bird" Success and Why She Loved Working With Olivia Wilde," 23 May 2019 Growing up in California, Meghan attended Immaculate Heart, a Catholic high school in Los Angeles, and on May 5, her former classmates celebrated a milestone reunion. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Couldn't Make Her High School Reunion, But She Made Sure to Send an Apology Note," 16 May 2019

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1713, in the meaning defined above

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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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