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playmate (n.)

1640s, "companion in play or amusement, playfellow," from play (v.) + mate (n.). The sexual sense is from 1954 and the launch of "Playboy" magazine. The earlier word was Middle English playfere (also playfeer, playpheer) with obsolete fere "companion."

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Definitions of playmate

playmate (n.)
a companion at play;
Synonyms: playfellow
From wordnet.princeton.edu