play·mate | \ˈplā-ˌmāt \

Definition of playmate 

: a companion in play

Examples of playmate in a Sentence

She was my playmate and best friend. He wasn't allowed to join his playmates outside.

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Yeah, those are the Hawks’ top two priorities this offseason, but in my world, the third box to check would be getting Kane the kind of playmate that again gives the Hawks the most dangerous line in the league. Steve Rosenbloom,, "The Blackhawks' summer shopping list should include a sniper for Patrick Kane," 11 Apr. 2018 Thaïs Vanderheyden has done the work of mapping out a seek-and-find conversation by framing the whole book as a game in which a mouse, Pip, has to find 100 playmates who are hiding in lots of busy, colorful paintings. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: So Much to See—and Talk About," 12 July 2018 Lamas was previously married to model Victoria Hilbert, actresses Michele Cathy Smith and Kathleen Kinmont and former Playboy playmate Shauna Sand. Maria Pasquini,, "Lorenzo Lamas Files for Divorce from 5th Wife Shawna Craig, Citing Irreconcilable Differences," 30 June 2018 Davidson also represented former adult film actress Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, a former playmate. Kara Scannell, CNN, "Michael Cohen reveals client list ahead of hearing," 16 Apr. 2018 One involves a young Japanese-American playmate who owned a samurai doll that was kept in a glass case. Massimo Calabresi, Time, "With Justice Kennedy Gone, It's Trump's Court Now," 28 June 2018 Since arriving at the Safari Park, Moka received a playmate, a Sumatran tiger cub named Rakan who had been rejected by his mother. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Permanent home found for smuggled tiger cub Moka," 14 May 2018 Rau has appeared in the magazine before, but will now be considered an official playmate model. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "5 buzzworthy topics people will be talking about," 27 Oct. 2017 Exactly Like the Old Donald Trump David Dennison slept with a Playboy playmate, impregnated her, and then had Cohen negotiate a hush-money deal. Paul Campos, Daily Intelligencer, "Theory: Playboy Model Who Got $1.6 Million Had Affair With Trump, Not Broidy," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of playmate

circa 1560, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of playmate

: a friend with whom a child plays


play·mate | \ˈplā-ˌmāt \

Kids Definition of playmate

: a friend with whom a child plays

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to reject or criticize sharply

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