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Definition of room-mate in English:

noun

1A person occupying the same room as another.
Example sentences
  • We were room-mates during my formative years in international cricket.
  • His room-mate was not in the room at the moment, which made him glad.
  • There was a major improvement to her college living conditions this semester; she and Leah were now room-mates.
1.1North American A person occupying the same room, flat, or house as another.
Example sentences
  • For the last two years they have been room-mates in the same house.
  • We haven't been room-mates for nine years, and it wasn't even in this flat!

Words that rhyme with room-mate

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