classmate

[ klas-meyt, klahs- ]
/ ˈklæsˌmeɪt, ˈklɑs- /

noun

a member of the same class at a school or college.

Nearby words

  1. classifier,
  2. classify,
  3. classis,
  4. classism,
  5. classless,
  6. classon,
  7. classroom,
  8. classroom assistant,
  9. classwork,
  10. classy

Origin of classmate

An Americanism dating back to 1705–15; class + mate1

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British Dictionary definitions for classmate

classmate

/ (ˈklɑːsˌmeɪt) /

noun

a friend or contemporary of the same class in a school, college, etc
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Word Origin and History for classmate

classmate

n.

"one of the same class at school or college," 1713, from class (n.) + mate (n.).

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