[ hous-meyt ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt /


a person with whom one shares a house or other residence.
a sexual partner with whom one shares a house or other living quarters without being married.


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Origin of housemate

First recorded in 1800–10; house + mate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for housemate

/ (ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt) /


a person who is not part of the same family, but with whom one shares a house
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