schoolmate

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

Definition of schoolmate

: a companion at school

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As the years go by, a surprising number of Albinati’s ex-schoolmates become involved in crime. Tim Parks, Harper's magazine, "Murder Italian Style," 19 Aug. 2019 Summer can be a time of learning loss for migrant students, most of whom are very low-income, compared to wealthier schoolmates. oregonlive.com, "Children of Oregon’s migrant workers: hungry to learn, unsure of their future," 12 Aug. 2019 George seemed to have a very busy weekend celebrating his birthday with all of his schoolmates. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Prince George's 6th Birthday Portraits Are the Best Ones Yet," 21 July 2019 This year marked two decades since two student gunmen killed 12 schoolmates and a teacher at Columbine High School outside Denver, a watershed moment in mass shootings. Ted Anthony, The Denver Post, "“You can’t just not go”: Life in public-shooting-era America," 5 Aug. 2019 This year marked two decades since two student gunmen killed 12 schoolmates and a teacher at Columbine High School outside Denver, a watershed moment in mass shootings. Ted Anthony, Anchorage Daily News, "Life in public-shooting-era America: ‘You can’t just not go’," 4 Aug. 2019 In a poignant scene, Avdhut connects with an old schoolmate from the village, who is grasping at straws to find a job and a future for himself. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Trijya - Radius': Film Review | Shanghai 2019," 1 July 2019 She recalled being taunted by schoolmates and communicating with her aunt mainly through lawyers. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Gloria Vanderbilt Dies at 95; Built a Fashion Empire," 17 June 2019 Louis Ducruet, the son of Monaco's Princess Stéphanie and her ex-husband Daniel Ducruet, is set to marry his former schoolmate, Marie Chevallier. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Grace Kelly's Grandson Louis Ducruet Will Marry Marie Chevallier Later This Month," 18 July 2019

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1563, in the meaning defined above

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schoolmate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of schoolmate

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

schoolmate

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

Kids Definition of schoolmate

: a fellow student

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