a member of the same team.

Origin of teammate

First recorded in 1910–15; team + mate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for team-mate

Historical Examples of team-mate

  • Rushed out after the retreating enemy to avenge his team-mate, I guess.

    On the Yukon Trail

    Roy J. Snell

  • Hugh, running faster than he ever had in his life, barely managed to come in second ahead of his team-mate Murphy.

    The Plastic Age

    Percy Marks

  • She encountered her team-mate Pafflow and tried to find a speaker who was using his language.

    The Cup of Fury

    Rupert Hughes

  • In passing it is well to bear in mind that the object in view is to give the ball securely to one's team-mate.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught

    Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton

  • So Felipe did not meet with difficulty from that direction; nor did he have trouble in the direction of the team-mate herself.

    Bred of the Desert

    Marcus Horton

British Dictionary definitions for team-mate



a fellow member of a team
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Word Origin and History for team-mate



1901, from team (n.) + mate (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper