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playmate

[ pley-meyt ]
/ ˈpleɪˌmeɪt /
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noun

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.

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Origin of playmate

First recorded in 1635–45; play + mate1
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British Dictionary definitions for playmate

playmate

playfellow

/ (ˈpleɪˌmeɪt) /

noun

a friend or partner in play or recreationchildhood playmates
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