a playmate.

Origin of playfellow

First recorded in 1505–15; play + fellow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for playfellow

Historical Examples of playfellow

  • Lost to me she is every way—no longer my playfellow—no chance of her being my friend.

  • "Here is a playfellow for you, Ada," said her father, as he led her towards him.

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever

  • His dog was their sleeping companion by night and playfellow by day.

  • Little Rudolph fretted for a time after his nurse and playfellow.

    One Snowy Night

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • No, he is very glad for me to have a playfellow, for I am rather lonely sometimes.