house·​mate | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌmāt \

Definition of housemate

: a person who lives in the same house with another

Examples of housemate in a Sentence

In college, she lived in a house off campus with five housemates. The TV belongs to my housemate.

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These roommate-finding sites cater to various demographics — again, like dating apps — some target homeowners aiming to rent out a room, others are for those who want older roommates or college housemates. Danielle Braff,, "Fallen out of love with your roommate? Find your next one Tinder-style," 18 Jan. 2018 In July, the live cam appeared to capture him attempting to use an ice cream scooper on several housemates' genitalia, The Wrap previously reported. Mariah Haas, Fox News, "'Big Brother' contestant accused of inappropriate touching again after CBS warning," 30 Aug. 2018 Investigators have continued to question one of the housemates, who is now a person of interest in the case, Representative Michael McCaul, Republican of Texas, told Fox News on Monday. Dave Montgomery And Manny Fernandez, New York Times, "Austin Bombing Suspect’s Housemate Called a Person of Interest," 26 Mar. 2018 Soon the too-hot, too-cold argument with your housemates may become virtually non-existent. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "New startup gives the HVAC system a smart upgrade," 14 Sep. 2018 More housemates trickle into the kitchen, and Yuudai is able to serve Taka, Mizuki, and Ami heaping bowls of this translucent soup. Mariah Smith, The Cut, "The Second Episode of Terrace House Is a New Experience for Us," 2 Apr. 2018 The third housemate, prosecutors said, ran to his bedroom and closed the door. — Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, "Man sentenced for killing housemates," 19 May 2018 Though the situation looks as if there was no foul play, homicide detectives are investigating both housemates' deaths. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "He carefully planned his suicide. But the plan went horribly awry, cops say.," 30 May 2018 Some of the homes are being constructed with two master bedrooms, a design strategy by builder Reynen & Bardis to help a young single professional buy a home and bring on a housemate to help pay the mortgage. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Remember the old state fairgrounds? It’s Sacramento’s newest urban housing hot spot," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of housemate

1593, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of housemate

: a person who lives in the same house with another person but is not a part of that person's family

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