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

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'workmate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of workmate

1763, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about workmate

Statistics for workmate

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for workmate

The first known use of workmate was in 1763

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for workmate



English Language Learners Definition of workmate

chiefly British : a person who works with you

More from Merriam-Webster on workmate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with workmate

Comments on workmate

What made you want to look up workmate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


formidable, illustrious, or eminent

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!