mess·​mate | \ ˈmes-ˌmāt How to pronounce messmate (audio) \

Definition of messmate

: a person with whom one regularly takes mess (as on a ship)

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As Rigg, an old friend of mine, later told me, Liebling put himself at ease during the pause, most notably as a messmate. Roger Angell, The New Yorker, "Witnesses to D Day," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of messmate

1664, in the meaning defined above

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