housemate

[hous-meyt]
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noun
  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.

Origin of housemate

First recorded in 1800–10; house + mate1
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Related Words for housemate

beneficiary, companion, lover, partner, spouse, cohabitant, housemate

Examples from the Web for housemate

Contemporary Examples of housemate

  • Recently, my 20-something niece was delighted to share the query by her housemate in D.C.: “Are you related to Amy Siskind?”

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    Don’t Call Sally Ride a Lesbian

    Amy Siskind

    August 2, 2012

  • Alas, his relationship with housemate Sammi sure broke that one quickly.

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    9 Great Jersey Shore Moments

    Sujay Kumar, The Daily Beast Video

    July 28, 2010

  • Every self-proclaimed guido should know this, according to housemate J-WOWW.

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    9 Great Jersey Shore Moments

    Sujay Kumar, The Daily Beast Video

    July 28, 2010

Historical Examples of housemate

  • 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

housemate

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