ta·​ble·​mate | \ ˈtā-bəl-ˌmāt How to pronounce tablemate (audio) \

Definition of tablemate

: a dining companion

Examples of tablemate in a Sentence

He was loudly arguing with one of his tablemates.
Recent Examples on the Web Billy Ray Cyrus was seen chatting with tablemates Babyface and Anderson .Paak. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Bad Boy Sean Combs Saluted as Industry Icon at Clive Davis, Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala," 26 Jan. 2020 Wines were shared, and tablemates and strangers sipped unapologetically from each other’s glasses. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "A Vintage Bash for All Things Burgundy," 10 Mar. 2020 Her tablemates matched in jewel-tone fuchsia and crimson looks. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "An Ashley Longshore original painting, New York Fashion Week trip help Heart Ball raise $2.3 million," 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,, "Review: Las Olas trio, part 2 — Boathouse (hot), El Camino (loud) and Flight 19 (a mystery)," 15 Aug. 2019 Pelletier and his tablemates at Zip’s, an old-school diner in Dayville that’s been serving up three-egg omelets and strawberry shortcake since the Eisenhower administration, said Trump is doing a fine job. Christopher Keating,, "In Connecticut’s Trump country, a divide over impeachment," 27 Sep. 2019 In that case, my tablemate Joanie says, what about visiting College Now? Leila Atassi,, "What now, Alondra? Open Table members help the 18-year-old plot her next big decisions: A Greater Cleveland," 26 June 2019 Say a grace, hold hands with your tablemates or just silently thank the people responsible for the food on your plate. Patricia Jurek, Rd, Mba, Detroit Free Press, "Mindful eating vs. dieting," 15 July 2019 My tablemates were a father and son from Arizona and a teacher from the Bay Area. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "What it’s like to take a 35-hour ride on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle," 29 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of tablemate

1624, in the meaning defined above

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“Tablemate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tablemate

US : a person who is sitting with you at a table

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