[ room-meyt, roo m- ]
/ ˈrumˌmeɪt, ˈrʊm- /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for roommate

/ (ˈruːmˌmeɪt, ˈrʊm-) /


a person with whom one shares a room or lodging
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