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 But before her evil plan took hold, an old schoolmate named Anita was getting fed up with Cruella’s… eccentricities. Kelsea Stahler,, 7 June 2021 In the scene above, Estella rekindles an old friendship with fellow schoolmate and photojournalist, Anita (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) to ultimately team up and potentially build a fashion empire. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 19 May 2021 Fucci is accused of killing his schoolmate Tristyn Bailey earlier this month. Garfield Hylton,, 28 May 2021 Denny realized everyone knew of a missing relative, friend, co-worker or schoolmate. Nienke Onneweer, The Arizona Republic, 30 Apr. 2021 Max’s schoolmate, Naobe Maradiaga, 16, participated in classes from northern Honduras. New York Times, 8 Apr. 2021 Gearon, Tucker’s former Westminster schoolmate, was a colleague for about a year. Jennifer Brett, ajc, 16 Apr. 2021 As Kate proceeds to go back to browsing at the kiosk, Jeanette attempts to continue conversing with her schoolmate. Dory Jackson,, 13 Apr. 2021 At college, however, a schoolmate turned him on to conservative publications such as the American Spectator and National Review., 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of schoolmate

1563, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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“Schoolmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce schoolmate (audio) \

Kids Definition of schoolmate

: a fellow student

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