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  1. a schoolmate.
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Origin of schoolfellow

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at school1, fellow
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Examples from the Web for schoolfellow

Historical Examples of schoolfellow

  • The invitation was from a schoolfellow of mine, Mysie Sutherland by name.

    The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2


  • I' ll not suffer any man to laugh at an old friend—and—and—schoolfellow!

  • Of the schoolfellow who had induced him to become a monk, we hear no more.

  • We used to give a lift in our carriage to this schoolfellow and author-friend of ours.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore

  • This gentleman had been his schoolfellow at the Grammar School in Aberdeen.

    The Book-Hunter

    John Hill Burton