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.

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Imagine being in a session and bad-mouthing your friend, or boss, or teammate. SELF, "Is It a Bad Idea to See the Same Therapist as Someone You Know?," 24 Jan. 2019 Arguably, multiplayer gaming, by being both social and competitive, satisfy love and esteem (though anyone who's had a prepubescent teammate screaming slurs in their headphones might object to the former). Carter Melrose, WIRED, "Why Battle Royale Games Like Fortnite Are Everywhere (It’s Not Just Money)," 14 June 2018 Both victims were teammates on Brockport High School's swim team, setting a record at a 2016 meet in the 200-meter freestyle relay. Fox News, "Former teammates found dead in burned car had been shot, authorities say," 13 Sep. 2018 Former Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans scored nine points and said a few words after one basket to former teammate Davis, who was on the bench in street clothes and laughed as Evans jogged past him. Brett Martel, The Seattle Times, "Collison lifts Pacers over Pelicans, 109-107," 4 Feb. 2019 When Becca asks her sister for her honest opinion, Emily says Garrett would be a wonderful father someday, but Blake would challenge Becca and be a better teammate. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 14, Episode 11 Recap: Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen Are Engaged," 6 Aug. 2018 Staley hopes to follow a less turbulent path, like former Eagles teammate Eric Bieniemy. Marcus Hayes,, "Eagles assistant Duce Staley doesn't need your pity | Marcus Hayes," 6 July 2018 The top of it was dominated by big men, starting with a pair of former high school teammates. Washington Post, "No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped," 22 June 2018 The late, great Deacon Jones plays one of Pendleton’s teammates. Jason Gay, WSJ, "My Talk With Legendary Rams Quarterback Warren Beatty," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of teammate

1882, in the meaning defined above

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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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