ta·​ble·​mate ˈtā-bəl-ˌmāt How to pronounce tablemate (audio)
: a dining companion

Examples of tablemate in a Sentence

He was loudly arguing with one of his tablemates.
Recent Examples on the Web Under a similar circumstance, one of my tablemates helped herself to the wine left at a table next to us. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 25 Mar. 2023 Sharing a meal with a greedy tablemate makes for fraught relations, especially when there are claws and fangs involved. CBS News, 21 Feb. 2022 Billy Ray Cyrus was seen chatting with tablemates Babyface and Anderson .Paak. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, 26 Jan. 2020 Wines were shared, and tablemates and strangers sipped unapologetically from each other’s glasses. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2020 Her tablemates matched in jewel-tone fuchsia and crimson looks. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, 18 Feb. 2020 But that’s not always possible on Las Olas, where loud scenes can reign supreme and live music can drown out tablemates and servers. Michael Mayo,, 15 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tablemate was in 1624

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Cite this Entry

“Tablemate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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