playmate

play
noun play·mate \ -ˌmāt \

Definition of playmate

:a companion in play

Examples of playmate in a Sentence

  1. She was my playmate and best friend.

  2. He wasn't allowed to join his playmates outside.

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First Known Use of playmate

circa 1560


PLAYMATE Defined for English Language Learners

playmate

play
noun

Definition of playmate for English Language Learners

  • : a friend with whom a child plays


PLAYMATE Defined for Kids

playmate

play
noun play·mate \ ˈplā-ˌmāt \

Definition of playmate for Students

:a friend with whom a child plays


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