school·​mate ˈskül-ˌmāt How to pronounce schoolmate (audio)
: a companion at school

Examples of schoolmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McQueen sensed that her schoolmates, both Black and white, were rallying behind her. Robert Samuels, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2023 Over the course of more than 30 episodes, viewers got to known young Dean, his family, friends, schoolmates and teachers. Mary Colurso |, al, 19 Sep. 2023 The researchers further estimate that somewhere between 3 and 7 percent of the PSAT score gap between white students and their Black and Hispanic schoolmates could be explained by temperature. WIRED, 15 Sep. 2023 The role of Kishan is played by one of his schoolmates, Azhar Khan, and Babuji is played by the veteran actor Uday Chandra. Pratham Khurana, The New Yorker, 20 Oct. 2023 Enclosed within the echoing words of his family, teachers, caregivers, and schoolmates, Shy cooks in his pain, accompanied by the pulse of his beloved drum-and-bass music. Hazlitt, 11 Oct. 2023 Kate even revealed that the little girl shared a name with one of her son Prince Louis' schoolmates. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2023 One of Majors’ schoolmates claims Majors struck him while goofing around during a short break during a rehearsal. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 29 June 2023 At home, her mother made stir-fries and soups; with schoolmates, Lê ate pasta and pizza. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of schoolmate was in 1563

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“Schoolmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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school·​mate -ˌmāt How to pronounce schoolmate (audio)
: a companion at school

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