[room-meyt, roo m-]
- a person who is assigned to share or shares a room or apartment with another or others.
Origin of roommate
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Examples from the Web for roommate
But it appears no charges have been brought against the roommate.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist
December 14, 2014
Ultimately Seevakumaran only pointed a gun at his roommate, who locked himself in a bedroom and called 911.
Seevakumaran uploaded six videos to YouTube on March 17, just hours before he would threaten his roommate and commit suicide.
One confessed to have killed her alone; the other said he did it with his roommate.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
She texted her roommate to reserve their bedroom for the purposes of bringing back John Doe.Is UMass-Amherst Biased Against Male Students in Title IX Assault Cases?
August 18, 2014
He popped to a brace, but it was only his roommate Ferguson.The Adventurer
Cyril M. Kornbluth
Her roommate did everything she could to make Mary as miserable as possible.Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight
Mathew Joseph Holt
By the glare of the flame, Dan saw that it was his roommate, Chevrial.The Destroyer
Burton Egbert Stevenson
In the darkness her roommate could not see them and be led to ask questions.'Smiles'
Eliot H. Robinson
I did not expect you would accept me for a roommate, after what had happened, but you did.Frank Merriwell's Bravery
Burt L. Standish
- a person with whom one shares a room or lodging
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Word Origin and History for roommate
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