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housemate

[ hous-meyt ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt /
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noun
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
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British Dictionary definitions for housemate

housemate
/ (ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt) /

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