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[skool-meyt] /ˈskulˌmeɪt/
a companion or associate at school.
Origin of schoolmate
First recorded in 1555-65; school1 + mate1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Whittier said he had the Captain Ireson story from a schoolmate who came from Marblehead.

    Whittier-land Samuel T. Pickard
  • Can that be Bart Hodge, my schoolmate, chum, and comrade of Fardale?

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery Burt L. Standish
  • He had no money, so he and a schoolmate decided to walk to Prague.

    Mitz and Fritz of Germany Madeline Brandeis
  • He was a schoolmate of Coleridge and intimate with him for fifty years.

    Genius in Sunshine and Shadow Maturin Murray Ballou
  • A schoolmate of Milt's, he had been a visitor in the family for a decade and more.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
  • For peanuts read candy, and you will have about the speech of a schoolmate of mine.

    The Four Corners Abroad Amy Ella Blanchard
  • It is said that the young lady whom he loved was the sister of a schoolmate.

  • They had also called on a schoolmate whom he had not seen for forty years.

British Dictionary definitions for schoolmate


a companion at school; fellow pupil
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