school·mate | \ ˈskül-ˌmāt \

Definition of schoolmate 

: a companion at school

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Also in attendance will be the six friends and family members invited to be Louis’s godparents, including several long-time family friends and schoolmates, and Kate’s cousin, Lucy Middleton. Melissa Locker, Time, "Here's One Royal Tradition You Won't Be Following. Everyone’s Eating 7-Year-Old Cake at Prince Louis’s Christening," 9 July 2018 Eleven-year-old Serenity Withers and her schoolmates have lived a nomadic existence at Bridge Boston Charter School over the last five years as the school bounced from one lackluster building to another. James Vaznis,, "Building boom at Boston charter schools outpaces that at other city schools," 11 June 2018 Standing in the alley with Lee and two schoolmates on Friday, Lauryn stood back, surveying her canvas. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, "‘Make sure more faces won’t be added to this mural’: 16-year-old memorializes slain D.C. teens," 7 June 2018 Old schoolmates, all my family members, just everyone. Terez A. Paylor, kansascity, "Chiefs have plans for new defensive tackle and KC native Xavier Williams | The Kansas City Star," 22 Mar. 2018 The girl, a ninth-grade student in Bihar state, said in her complaint that she was first raped in December by three schoolmates who took video of the attack, Rai said. Washington Post, "Indian police arrest principal, 5 others in rape of student," 7 July 2018 Bushra Hamid, 19, a daughter of Syrian immigrants, has teamed up with three schoolmates to form Plympton Capital, a hedge fund for investing in digital currencies. Olga Kharif,, "Harvard undergrads plan to launch a cryptocurrency fund, starting at $1m," 22 Apr. 2018 Those are precisely the words numerous former schoolmates at Stoneman Douglas used to describe Cruz. Anchorage Daily News, "How a scrawny misfit turned into Florida’s worst school shooter," 26 Feb. 2018 John Pierre Kamel was shot to death in 1997 by a 14-year-old schoolmate with a .38-caliber pistol at Conniston Middle School in West Palm Beach. Staff And Wire Reports,, "Parents of South Florida boy shot and killed at school 20 years ago get settlement from state," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of schoolmate

1563, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolmate

: someone who goes to or went to the same school as you


school·mate | \ ˈskül-ˌmāt \

Kids Definition of schoolmate

: a fellow student

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