housemate

[ hous-meyt ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. houseline,
  2. housemaid,
  3. housemaid's knee,
  4. houseman,
  5. housemaster,
  6. housemother,
  7. houseparent,
  8. houseperson,
  9. housephone,
  10. houseplant

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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