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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Healing the Rift With Britain’s Jews," 9 Apr. 2020 Jewish sports fans who listen to hip-hop are the Platonic ideal of a flatmate. The Economist, "Would you live with a Trump supporter?," 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, "Would you live with a Trump supporter?," 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, "Why Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Likely Not Archie's Godparents," 6 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of flatmate

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Flatmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatmate. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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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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