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teammate

[teem-meyt]
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noun
  1. a member of the same team.

Origin of teammate

First recorded in 1910–15; team + mate1
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Examples from the Web for teammate

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Historical Examples

  • Jack, of course, was on the lookout for the first sign of his teammate.

  • "El Hassan is turning out to be a hangover all right," Elmer Allen grunted, choosing to misinterpret his teammate's words.

    Black Man's Burden

    Dallas McCord Reynolds


Word Origin and History for teammate

n.

1901, from team (n.) + mate (n.).

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