teammate

noun

team·​mate ˈtēm-ˌmāt How to pronounce teammate (audio)
: 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 Coaches, teammates, friends and parents ran alongside the course, encouraging and cheering the racer down to the finish line. Rolando Arrieta, NPR, 15 Apr. 2024 There was Petrie, and there were also teammates like Jason Williams, Mike Bibby, Vlade Divac, Peja Stojaković and Hedo Türkoğlu. Cathie Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 13 Apr. 2024 Although the trade brought him some 3,000 miles closer to home, Snell also had to learn a new city, new coaching staff, new teammates, new rules and routines — all for the first time — without his choosing. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024 Johnson became a motocross teammate of Muncey’s son Edward, and got to know Bill Muncey’s successor driver, Chip Hanauer, in the Atlas Van Lines — a revolutionary cab-over, championship design that dominated the sport in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2024 Tagovailoa was heartened that Dolphins teammates Jalen Ramsey and Terron Armstead attended a recent Tua Foundation event in Hawaii. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 11 Apr. 2024 Thank you to my teammates, coaches, and staff for having my back through this difficult time. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 9 Apr. 2024 As if that wasn’t enough, Kelce is also among the co-producers of an upcoming documentary about late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat called King Pleasure and he and KC teammate QB Patrick Mahomes are opening a steakhouse in their hometown called 1587 Prime next year. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 3 Apr. 2024 Messi’s close friend and former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez has been doing his part during Messi’s absence. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teammate was in 1882

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“Teammate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teammate. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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teammate

noun
team·​mate ˈtēm-ˌmāt How to pronounce teammate (audio)
: a fellow member of a team
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