copemate

noun
cope·​mate | \ ˈkōpˌmāt \
variants: or copesmate \ -​pˌsm-​ \
plural -s

Definition of copemate

1 obsolete : antagonist
2 obsolete : partner, comrade, associate misshapen Time, copesmate of ugly Night— Shakespeare

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History and Etymology for copemate

copemate, from cope entry 3 + -mate; copesmate, alteration (influenced by obsolete English copesman, copeman merchant) of copemate

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“Copemate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copemate. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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