work·​mate | \ˈwərk-ˌmāt \

Definition of workmate 

chiefly British

: a fellow worker

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The gelding sold after his 2-year-old season to serve as a workmate for owner W.S. Kilmer’s champion Sun Briar. Gabe Hauari, The Courier-Journal, "What Kentucky Derby horse won with the longest odds? Here are the top 10," 4 May 2018 These three are both workmates and longtime friends. John Timpane,, "Hedgerow's 'Boogie Woogie Radio Hour': Look back to 1940s radio," 13 Jan. 2018 Irish War Cry and his workmate, 5-year-old Grade 1 turf winner Ascend, went the distance in 1 minute, 14 seconds over Fair Hill's dirt track., "Digest: U.S. takes top seed in pool with 17-3 win over Canada at World Cup," 16 July 2017 Classic Empire's workmate Airoforce was timed in 52 seconds. Associated Press,, "Classic Empire Trains For Belmont; True Timber Won't Run," 2 June 2017 Trainer Brendan Walsh was aboard Multiplier through eighth-mile splits of 12 2/5 seconds, 24, 36 1/5 and 48 2/5 while on the inside of the workmate, galloping out three-quarters of a mile in 1:14 3/5., "Digest: Donnell Whittenburg wins gold on parallel bars, silver on vault in Slovenia," 14 May 2017 A lot of the stories are about pairs of women—friends, sisters, workmates—whose relationships are complicated and intense. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, "This Week in Fiction: Alix Ohlin on the Casual but Genuine Intimacy of Social Media," 23 Jan. 2017 His workmates were going for drinks and karaoke at a casino called, of all things, Ellis Island, and I was invited. Lucas Peterson, New York Times, "Vegas on the Cheap? Get Off the Strip," 17 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of workmate

1763, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of workmate

: a person who works with you

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