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

Definition of schoolmate

: a companion at school

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The Kentucky Court of Appeals has thrown out a $13.4 million verdict returned for Ardie Greenamyer against his former St. X schoolmate, Tom Eifler Jr., and his father, Tom Eifler, in a business dispute. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "$13.4 million verdict reversed in business dispute between former St. X friends," 3 July 2019 Their schoolmate Kendrick Castillo died in the shooting a week before he was slated to graduate. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Judge recuses herself from case of younger STEM School shooting suspect," 14 June 2019 Lovato, 26, shared the celebration on her Instagram Story, showing her fans a series of photobooth snaps taken with her sister, other family members and some of De La Garza’s schoolmates. Claudia Harmata,, "Demi Lovato Proudly Cheers on Sister Madison De La Garza at Her High School Graduation," 9 June 2019 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

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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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