Definition of playmate in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪmeɪt


  • 1A friend with whom a child plays: sometimes Valerie wished she had more playmates
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    • It wasn't all bad, but I think there were long periods without friends and playmates, or someone to break the internal thought processes.
    • They became good friends and playmates after Johnny asked other people about Christabelle.
    • This can include grandparents, babysitters, relatives, family friends and playmates.
    friend, playfellow, companion
    informal chum, pal, buddy
    British informal mate
  • 2Used euphemistically to refer to a person’s lover: her clients use this album of photos to pick their ideal playmate
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    • Stacy is running for the presidency and needless to say his wife and daughters don't know about his little playmate.
    • After the meal the man entertained himself in various ways with his playmate.

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