school·​mate | \ ˈskül-ˌmāt How to pronounce schoolmate (audio) \

Definition of schoolmate

: a companion at school

Examples of schoolmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Comedian Jaboukie Young-White plays Francois Boom, Shawna’s former schoolmate who produces for a rapper who recently blew up, Reina Reign. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 June 2022 Participants include Quandallis Perry-Fisher, a 15-year-old schoolmate of Laela's at Denby High. Corey Williams, ajc, 22 Mar. 2022 In one funny scene, Stan tries to explain the Kubrick film’s ending to a schoolmate, who glazes over and bolts. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2022 Her schoolmate Emiliano Damian, 17, learned how to choose a credit card, how to earn credit card rewards points, and how to build a good credit score by paying off his credit card on time. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Feb. 2022 Her schoolmate Stella Holtsclaw, a third grader, especially enjoys games during tutoring, like preposition bingo, and earning extra recess time. Chelsea Sheasley, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Feb. 2022 Marie-Claire Chevalier was a 16-year-old high school student in France when she was raped in 1971 by a schoolmate. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2022 Pavel's university portals eventually caught the attention of Vyacheslav Mirilashvili, a former schoolmate. Darren Loucaides, Wired, 8 Feb. 2022 Fogg’s former schoolmate, fellow Reform Club member, and bully. John Anderson, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of schoolmate

1563, in the meaning defined above

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“Schoolmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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school·​mate | \ ˈskül-ˌmāt How to pronounce schoolmate (audio) \

Kids Definition of schoolmate

: a fellow student

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