work·​mate | \ ˈwərk-ˌmāt How to pronounce workmate (audio) \

Definition of workmate

chiefly British
: a fellow worker

Examples of workmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of his workmates recognized his intellectual gifts and told him to go to college, giving up any idea of plowing and tending herds for a living. Michael Dumas, al, "‘Kaz’ Zaremba lived a life in service of knowledge and compassion," 12 June 2020 For example, throw up a backdrop of Denali, Cumberland Island, the DeZwaan Windmill, Parkview Field or Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and see if your workmates can pick the correct member of the union. Washington Post, "Even if you can’t travel, your Zoom meetings can," 15 Apr. 2020 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

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First Known Use of workmate

1763, in the meaning defined above

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“Workmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of workmate

chiefly British : a person who works with you

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