housemate
noun Date: circa 1810 a person who lives in the same house with another

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  • Housemate — House mate , n. One who dwells in the same house with another. R. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • housemate — [hous′māt΄] n. a person who shares a house, apartment, condominium, etc. with another person …   English World dictionary

  • housemate — [[t]ha͟ʊsmeɪt[/t]] housemates N COUNT: usu poss N Your housemate is someone who shares a house with you. You do not use housemate to refer to members of your family or your boyfriend or girlfriend …   English dictionary

  • housemate — UK [ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms housemate : singular housemate plural housemates someone who lives in the same house as you but is not a member of your family …   English dictionary

  • housemate —    American    a regular sexual partner with whom you cohabit    Not just a fellow lodger or member of the family:     For the more flip, Americans offer LIL, for live in lover, or housemate. (Whicker, 1982 he was discussing how to introduce to… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • housemate — /hows mayt /, n. 1. a person with whom one shares a house or other residence. 2. a sexual partner with whom one shares a house or other living quarters without being married. [1800 10; HOUSE + MATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • housemate — noun Someone living in the same house. Syn: flatmate, roommate …   Wiktionary

  • housemate — house|mate [ˈhausmeıt] n BrE a person who you share a house with but who is not a member of your family →↑flatmate American Equivalent: roommate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • housemate — house|mate [ haus,meıt ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH someone who lives in the same house as you but is not a member of your family …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • housemate — n. person who lives in the same house with another person or with other people who are not family members; sexual partner with whom a person lives in without being married …   English contemporary dictionary

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