flat·​mate | \ ˈflat-ˌmāt How to pronounce flatmate (audio) \

Definition of flatmate

chiefly British
: one of two or more persons sharing the same flat

Examples of flatmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aside from Matafeo and Patel, Emma Sidi plays Kate, Jessie’s flatmate and best friend. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 13 June 2022 His life spirals out when his flatmate moves out, leaving his collection of plants, his dog, a cardigan and a ghost. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 9 Feb. 2022 The case has drawn comparison with the 2007 arrest in Perugia, Italy, of American student Amanda Knox, who was accused of murdering her flatmate, convicted after a controversial investigation, then acquitted following a series of trials in 2016. Tom Kington, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2021 Her flatmate, Maria, or Masha, used to groan when Pomorina stopped the car to pick up yet another dog. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2020 The former Labour leader Ed Miliband has returned to pioneer a Green New Deal, and Blair’s former flatmate Charles Falconer will give legal advice. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, 9 Apr. 2020 Jewish sports fans who listen to hip-hop are the Platonic ideal of a flatmate. The Economist, 19 July 2019 Subjects in the study were then presented with two fictitious flatmates and asked to rate each on a scale of one to seven based on the same set of demographic and personal characteristics. The Economist, 19 July 2019 The other six chosen for the post included Diana's friend Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones; neighbors Lord Vestey and Celia Vestey; Charles's friend Gerald Ward; Diana's former flatmate Carolyn Bartholomew; and painter Bryan Organ. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 6 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of flatmate

1955, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“Flatmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatmate. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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