room·​ie ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomie (audio)
plural roomies
US, informal
: roommate
Browder wasn't afraid to challenge his roomie at anything, be it boxing or tennis.Craig Neff
Because most new students are assigned to double rooms, the contract lets roomies examine each other's personal styles and preferences and communicate their likes and dislikes in order to arrive at compromises and thwart problems.Jan McCoy Ebbets

Examples of roomie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taryn has no patience for Kat, which puts a strain on the roomies’ relationship. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 By 22, roomies have been replaced by romantic partners. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2023 Such an experience is largely a rite of passage of young adulthood, but increasingly so for Gen Z, who is set to make a Goosebumps series of roomie stories as living alone becomes more difficult in today’s economy. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 6 Dec. 2023 Jamil tries a new tactic with some inmates while Brittany reconciles with her roomie. oregonlive, 17 Aug. 2023 Yes, White was Doc’s college roomie and Billy’s a skilled surgeon, but their shared trailer home/office and willingness to take any work tossed their way initially suggests that these two were basically nobodies orbiting Doc’s super-science mediocrity. Mat Olson, Vulture, 19 July 2023 Organizational experts and real roomies share strategies for dealing with leftovers, refrigerator cleanouts and who ate what Ajax Giwa, a college student in Chicago, has lived with their four roommates for two years. Maxwell Rabb, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2023 Then there’s the woefully overused expository scene where the roomies bond and bare their secrets in a giggly pot-smoking scene. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Apr. 2023 Imagine being called ‘roomie’ by Vin Scully. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roomie was in 1911

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“Roomie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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