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 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, "The Pure Positivity Of A Quarantine Dog," 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, "The Pure Positivity Of A Quarantine Dog," 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, "The Pure Positivity Of A Quarantine Dog," 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, "The Pure Positivity Of A Quarantine Dog," 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, "The Pure Positivity Of A Quarantine Dog," 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, "The Pure Positivity Of A Quarantine Dog," 26 Mar. 2020 The two have been a team ever since Cassens picked Groot out as a 6-week-old puppy from among nine littermates at a breeder’s kennel in Redding. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "Hero search dog tries not to let fame of Point Reyes rescue get to his fuzzy head," 26 Feb. 2020 The littermate was found, tranquilized and brought back to the ranch. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Oswald's Bear Ranch bear shot during power outage escape," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of littermate

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Littermate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/littermate. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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