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

Definition of flatmate

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

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Boyd met Quant casually through her flatmate Mary, a model who was working at the designer’s buzzing Bazaar boutique on King’s Road in Chelsea. Vogue, "1960s It Girl Pattie Boyd Talks Mary Quant," 5 Apr. 2019 As these videos told it, the thunder god just took it easy and tried to live a normal life, including living in a small Australian apartment with a somewhat twitchy flatmate. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Good news, Thor’s roommate survived Avengers: Infinity War," 14 Aug. 2018 He’d been battered to death with a hammer — which was also buried — by his flatmate, the mural painter. Longreads, "Viv Albertine on Dating Again in Her 50s," 15 June 2018 The RentCafe poll found that at least 50 percent of the time, men argue with flatmates in legal fields, marketing and advertising, and construction. Danielle Braff, chicagotribune.com, "Fallen out of love with your roommate? Find your next one Tinder-style," 18 Jan. 2018 Get creative and try making bats, pumpkins, Frankenstein, or your flatmate in marshmallow form. Spoon U, Teen Vogue, "17 Easy Halloween Recipes Anyone Can Make," 14 Oct. 2017 His new flatmates explained EDM to him, and suggested he try it. Allison Stewart, chicagotribune.com, "Zomboy had to get real serious, real fast with EDM," 19 July 2017 Utterly Monkey was about a pair of childhood friends from Northern Ireland, while Glover’s Mistake (2012) centered around two flatmates in London who come to grief over a woman. Josephine Livingstone, New Republic, "Nick Laird Is Getting Free," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of flatmate

1955, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flatmate

chiefly British : a person who shares a flat (sense 6) with someone

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