work·​mate ˈwərk-ˌmāt How to pronounce workmate (audio)
chiefly British
: a fellow worker

Examples of workmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, your workmate needs this prowithin mini vacuum. Cristian Esteban, Rolling Stone, 31 Oct. 2023 Her workmates threw her a going-away party on a Friday. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2023 As Charge It and Pioneer of Medina worked in tandem, a workmate of Kentucky Oaks contender Nostalgic briefly got loose on the backstretch at Churchill Downs before being caught in the barn area. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 30 Apr. 2022 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, 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, 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, 4 May 2018 These three are both workmates and longtime friends. John Timpane,, 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., 16 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of workmate was in 1763

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“Workmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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