- a companion, especially of a child, in play or recreation.
- Informal. a social companion or lover; girlfriend or boyfriend: He showed up at the nightclub with his new playmate.
Origin of playmate
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Contemporary Examples of playmate
Winters became the first Playboy “Playmate of the Year” in 1957.The Queen of the Playboy Centerfolds
May 31, 2014
Historical Examples of playmate
I hope, Sir Oliver, ye have a son of your own to be his playmate.Biographical Stories
Her only daughter, Gulielma, was the playmate and companion of Thomas.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
And suddenly he saw her enthroned—a woman, not a child—a wife, not a playmate.Glory of Youth
It was evident that it pleased him she should be the playmate of Nature.David Elginbrod
Baby Constance was to her a toy, a doll, I was her companion, her playmate.A Daughter of the Middle Border
- a friend or partner in play or recreationchildhood playmates