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schoolmate (n.)

also school-mate, "one of either sex who attends the same school," 1560s, from school (n.1) + mate (n.1). The older word was school-fellow "one educated at the same school" (mid-15c.).

updated on January 31, 2022

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Definitions of schoolmate from WordNet

schoolmate (n.)
an acquaintance that you go to school with;
Synonyms: classmate / schoolfellow / class fellow
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