Definition of roommate
: one of two or more persons sharing the same room or living quarters —called also room*ie \ˈrü-mē, ˈru̇-\
Recent Examples of roommate from the Web
Who was his roommate and close friend in the 1970s?
His roommate was the late Maurice Lucas, who went on to glory with the Portland Trailblazers at the end of the 1970s.
The show, starring a gay man and his straight female roommate, at least partially managed to educate straight people on the idea that there's more than one type of gay person—albeit rich, white, affluent ones.
Suchyta, 21, and working as an administrative assistant/intern at Northwest Colorado Consultants, Inc., as well as a student at Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs, was eager to get out of the roommate situation at a local apartment complex.
For the first stunt, Roeschlein had to lie down in a glass box while covered in mealworms, snakes and scorpions as McNew was busy trying to find the key to free her teammate, who is also her roommate.
His roommate, Jeremy Basdeo, walked in on the startling aftermath.
A first-year Miami teacher sharing a two-bedroom apartment with a roommate might spend 36 percent of his or her salary on housing, Apartment List found, which is already above the 30 percent benchmark experts recommend as a maximum for rent.
One person who could enlighten us on what Cathy did or didn’t do in an effort to stop Maskell is Sister Russell, Cathy’s roommate in that Carriage House apartment.
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First Known Use of roommate
ROOMMATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of roommate for English Language Learners
: a person who shares a room, apartment, or house with someone else
ROOMMATE Defined for Kids
Definition of roommate for Students
: one of two or more people sharing a room or dwelling
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