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 teammate

Contemporary Examples of teammate

Historical Examples of teammate

  • Jack, of course, was on the lookout for the first sign of his teammate.

  • "El Hassan is turning out to be a hangover all right," Elmer Allen grunted, choosing to misinterpret his teammate's words.

    Black Man's Burden

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

Word Origin and History for teammate

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper