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 His piano style reflected the coruscating romanticism of Art Tatum, the inventive precision of Powell and the spiky individuality of Monk — who later became Mr. Harris’s longtime housemate. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 Thrice jabbed, 33 and single, with a schedule determined in large part by a housemate who is 8 months old. Adam Zemel, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2022 But senior defender Maddie Sanchez, who lives with Cordingley, senior attacker Julia Hoffman (McDonogh) and senior midfielder Darby Welsh (St. Paul’s) in an off-campus house, said her housemate is eager to play. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 31 Mar. 2022 Women, especially widows who have lost their spouse, are often the ones seeking a housemate. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2022 Meanwhile, his housemate, a 36-year-old woman, was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. David Wessel, Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2022 Octavia Spencer ain't afraid of her ghost housemate. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 3 Dec. 2021 Larry's pal/housemate, Leon (J.B. Smoove), will find himself in new circumstances whilst in his old digs. Dan Snierson,, 19 Oct. 2021 Early the next morning, Lillie, who was sleeping with her mother, texted their housemate, who was isolating in her own room with her own case of COVID. oregonlive, 16 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of housemate

1593, in the meaning defined above

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“Housemate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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