littermate

noun
lit·​ter·​mate | \ ˈli-tər-ˌmāt How to pronounce littermate (audio) \

Definition of littermate

: one of the offspring in a litter in relation to the others

Examples of littermate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four months later, his littermate, Jessie, was diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Johnny Runnette, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2022 Once a cub has been tackled by its littermates, roles might reverse such that a littermate handicaps itself, allowing the other cub to tackle it in return. Caitlin O'connell, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2021 The health agency is now searching for people who attended the Clearwater gathering or might have had contact with the littermate puppy. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2021 The dog and a littermate were taken to Augusta, Georgia, between July 14 and July 17. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2021 Health officials have yet to find the littermate or identify its rabies status. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2021 There’s the retail segment, apparently drawn in by the massive short-term gains posted by memecoins like DOGE or its littermate SHIBA INU. Lawrence Wintermeyer, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Lindsay Schrupp fell in love with Frank, a beagle mix, on Instagram, who had been dropped off at a kill shelter in Tennessee along with his littermates. Connie Wang, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2020 Lindsay Schrupp fell in love with Frank, a beagle mix, on Instagram, who had been dropped off at a kill shelter in Tennessee along with his littermates. Connie Wang, refinery29.com, 27 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of littermate

1921, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2022

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“Littermate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/littermate. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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