team·​mate | \ ˈtēm-ˌmāt How to pronounce teammate (audio) \

Definition of teammate

: a fellow member of a team

Examples of teammate in a Sentence

They have been teammates for several years. She's very popular among her teammates.
Recent Examples on the Web His top competition may be from his own teammate, Cory Juneau, who is second in the world rankings. Mark Osborne, ABC News, 23 July 2021 Middle brother Derek is T.J.'s Steeler's teammate — a situation that has become very familiar to both. Douglas Clark, USA TODAY, 23 July 2021 Ibrahim's teammate, quarterback Tanner Morgan, already had an agreement with the Cameo video messaging service. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 In March 2019, a former teammate, Kelly Catlin, committed suicide. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 22 July 2021 With every win, a different teammate — rather than Antetokounmpo — would be given the honor of writing the new number. oregonlive, 21 July 2021 Another former two-sport teammate of Carter's, Terry Lockett Jr., is a sophomore wide receiver who made his debut last fall for MSU. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 20 July 2021 With seven kilometers to go, Tsuburaya was in second place, with Heatley and his British teammate, Brian Kilby, trailing. New York Times, 18 July 2021 Seattle Storm teammate, scored 17 points to lead Australia. San Francisco Chronicle, 16 July 2021

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First Known Use of teammate

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teammate was in 1882

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“Teammate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teammate

: a person who is on the same team as someone else


team·​mate | \ ˈtēm-ˌmāt How to pronounce teammate (audio) \

Kids Definition of teammate

: a person who belongs to the same team as someone else


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