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 He was arrested last November at his Big Island home after banging on a housemate's door with a chair. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Star Tribune, 11 May 2021 But it’s from the character Frank (Jesse Dabson), the fish-out-of-water housemate. Ian Goldstein, Vulture, 16 Mar. 2021 Edith impressed her new housemate with her meticulous cleaning skills., 18 Apr. 2021 Christopher Lambeth, 36, was arrested Monday for allegedly beating his housemate to death after police responded to an unknown call for trouble near Pecos and Higley roads. Jamie Landers, The Arizona Republic, 13 Apr. 2021 This recipe yields two towering vegetarian Reubens; make one now and save the filling to make another for tomorrow, or share with your housemate for dinner. Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2021 Newman assures her housemate that the Zoom call affirmed that Stokes had been unresponsive. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2021 Obviously, virtual meetings can sometimes be difficult with small kids—we’ve all seen the viral proof—or any type of housemate, but Singletary suggests putting a system into place to use during important remote events. Perrie Samotin, Glamour, 22 Mar. 2021 Letting your old housemate know ahead of time that the transition is coming is a nice courtesy, rather than surprising them a few months down the road when their profile is suddenly gone or they get locked out of your account. Eric Ravenscraft, Wired, 21 Mar. 2021

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Housemate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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