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

Definition of schoolmate

: a companion at school

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According to Vanity Fair, the little royal’s schoolmates at Thomas’s Battersea call him by these initials, short for Prince George. Vogue, "Is This Prince George’s Adorable Nickname?," 18 Apr. 2019 That’s certainly evident in this season’s over-the-top dance competition scene between Jasmine and Ruby in front of their cheering schoolmates. Candice Frederick, Teen Vogue, ""On My Block" Star Jessica Marie Garcia on What Season 2 Has in Store for Jasmine and What's Hiding Under Her Joking Exterior," 29 Mar. 2019 Many off his schoolmates were protesting the Vietnam War, but Trump took no part in those marches. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "It’s the 50th anniversary of the day Trump left college and (briefly) faced the draft," 20 May 2018 Meanwhile, two weeks earlier, on May 1 at KIPP DC College Preparatory high school in Northeast Washington, one of Tyshon’s friends got into an argument with a female schoolmate. Paul Duggan, Washington Post, "A dispute at school, a shooting later and one D.C. teen accused of killing another," 31 May 2018 But the younger Saarinen, considered by schoolmates at Cranbrook to lack the natural confidence of his father, would allay some of that self-concern with a relentless drive. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why Eero Saarinen’s ‘50s office was a breeding ground for modernist design," 8 Nov. 2018 Buy Photo The best part might have been when Aaron DiClaudio and Haley Burkert walked along the fence, smiles as wide as the football field, and high-fived two dozen of their Delsea schoolmates after competing in the long jump. Phil Anastasia,, "Unified Sports brings out best in everybody | Phil Anastasia," 27 Apr. 2018 Like neighbors could, or friends, schoolmates, former employees or co-workers that could come and do this to you. Howard Reich,, "Precious possessions: The genocide survivors who kept them tell their stories," 13 July 2018 In most cases, those who knew were other kids — friends, schoolmates, siblings, and others. Erahm Christopher, Washington Post, "Why do school shootings keep happening? We need to listen.," 20 May 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 How to pronounce schoolmate (audio) \

Kids Definition of schoolmate

: a fellow student

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