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roommate

[ room-meyt, room- ]
/ ˈrumˌmeɪt, ˈrʊm- /
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noun

a person who is assigned to share or shares a room or apartment with another or others.

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Origin of roommate

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90; room + mate1
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British Dictionary definitions for roommate

roommate
/ (ˈruːmˌmeɪt, ˈrʊm-) /

noun

a person with whom one shares a room or lodging
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