roommate

noun
room·​mate | \ ˈrüm-ˌmāt How to pronounce roommate (audio) , ˈru̇m- \

Definition of roommate

: one of two or more persons sharing the same room or living quarters

called also roomie

Examples of roommate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Music can really bring back sense memories; for me, watching the documentary brought me back to freshman year of college, when my roommate was in the show as Martha. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 3 May 2022 If a resident can’t leave their room to see a guest outdoors, and the visitor can’t provide vaccine verification or a negative test, the visit can take place indoors but not in a common area or in the resident’s room if a roommate is present. Los Angeles Times, 31 Dec. 2021 Officials said the suspect's roommate was initially inside the apartment, but was able to leave. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 1 Oct. 2021 Her roommate was already asleep when the man showed up. Arkansas Online, 1 Oct. 2021 Her roommate was already asleep when the man showed up. Jim Salter, chicagotribune.com, 30 Sep. 2021 Soon, her roommate, 27-year-old Erica Umana, was in the apartment, too, pinned to the ground with a Taser pointed at her head. Washington Post, 30 July 2021 Anu already knows who their roommate will be — the same friend who came out to them in freshman year. Malavika Kannan, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 June 2021 Now, a grand jury has indicted Diaz-Johnston’s roommate, 36-year-old Steven Yinger, on charges of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, theft of Diaz-Johnston’s possessions and fraudulently using Diaz-Johnston’s personal information. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of roommate

1770, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roommate was in 1770

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20 May 2022

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“Roommate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roommate. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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roommate

noun
room·​mate | \ ˈrüm-ˌmāt How to pronounce roommate (audio) , ˈru̇m- \

Kids Definition of roommate

: one of two or more people sharing a room or dwelling

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