a companion or associate at school.

Origin of schoolmate

First recorded in 1555–65; school1 + mate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for schoolmate

comrade, acquaintance, chum, classmate, friend

Examples from the Web for schoolmate

Contemporary Examples of schoolmate

Historical Examples of schoolmate

  • Whittier said he had the Captain Ireson story from a schoolmate who came from Marblehead.


    Samuel T. Pickard

  • Can that be Bart Hodge, my schoolmate, chum, and comrade of Fardale?

  • He had no money, so he and a schoolmate decided to walk to Prague.

    Mitz and Fritz of Germany

    Madeline Brandeis

  • He was a schoolmate of Coleridge and intimate with him for fifty years.

    Genius in Sunshine and Shadow

    Maturin Murray Ballou

  • A schoolmate of Milt's, he had been a visitor in the family for a decade and more.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for schoolmate




a companion at school; fellow pupil
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