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[pley-fel-oh] /ˈpleɪˌfɛl oʊ/
a playmate.
Origin of playfellow
First recorded in 1505-15; play + fellow Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In his childhood he had been a playfellow of the doctors children.

    Memoirs of Leonora Christina Leonora Christina Ulfeldt
  • Little Rudolph fretted for a time after his nurse and playfellow.

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt
  • What could she do to make her friend and playfellow well and happy again?

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • No, he is very glad for me to have a playfellow, for I am rather lonely sometimes.

  • It appears, therefore, that this child also was in Bari, and was being educated with his playfellow Rodrigo.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Lost to me she is every way—no longer my playfellow—no chance of her being my friend.

  • She was little more than a child, but she became mistress as well as playfellow of the mad king.

    Women of Medival France Pierce Butler
  • "Here is a playfellow for you, Ada," said her father, as he led her towards him.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • Youth calls to youth, and she hailed his advent into her monotonous life as a child greets the coming of a playfellow.

    The Jungle Girl Gordon Casserly
  • His dog was their sleeping companion by night and playfellow by day.

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