housemate

noun
house·​mate | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌmāt How to pronounce housemate (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Her housemate bought them a bottle of cava to celebrate. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, "How Statues in Britain Began to Fall," 22 June 2020 That was us—my housemate and me, plus two friends who live alone nearby. Laurie Penny, Wired, "Live Wrong and Prosper: Covid-19 and the Future of Families," 18 June 2020 Immediately Miller tried to save his housemate, who Miller estimated weighed less than 100 pounds. oregonlive, "Portland man attacked and killed by his dog, which had a history of aggressive behavior," 15 June 2020 How to practice social distancing, from responding to a sick housemate to the pros and cons of ordering food. Stephania Taladrid, The New Yorker, "Hunger, Infection, and Repression: Venezuela’s Coronavirus Calamity," 29 May 2020 Kiehl and her five housemates each pay about $400 per month, Kiehl said. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "No rent deals for UC students: 'Wish they would be a little bit more forgiving.'," 15 May 2020 How to practice social distancing, from responding to a sick housemate to the pros and cons of ordering food. Crispin Long, The New Yorker, "Quarantine Is Making Puzzle Enthusiasts of Us All," 15 May 2020 The show, which has gained a cult following since its debut more than 30 years ago, centers on the lives of four women living together as housemates in Miami. Cathy Free, Houston Chronicle, "British ‘Golden Girls’ know how to have fun during their coronavirus stay-at-home isolation," 10 Apr. 2020 Then, the insects will hang from the ceiling of their underground colonies and regurgitate the liquid to feed hungry housemates. Liz Langley, National Geographic, "This deep-sea fish's expandable stomach can hold huge meals," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of housemate

1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of housemate was in 1593

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5 Jul 2020

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“Housemate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housemate. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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housemate

noun
How to pronounce housemate (audio)

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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