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  1. a person with whom one shares a house or other residence.
  2. 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
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  • In this way I drifted into my position as Rossetti's housemate.

  • Miss Maitland herself had swiftly caught her housemate's perturbation.

    The Brass Bound Box

    Evelyn Raymond

  • So this was the housemate who was to make them all young again with her youth and liveliness.

  • He had intended to send Wolf, the friend and housemate of his victim, to Spain to become the instructor of his deceived wife.

  • But you never showed him your face; of course, had you, you could not have become his father's housemate and Judas.

    Helmet of Navarre

    Bertha Runkle

British Dictionary definitions for housemate


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