Meaning of “playmate” in the English Dictionary

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"playmate" in British English

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playmatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpleɪ.meɪt/ us /ˈpleɪ.meɪt/

a friend, especially another child, who a child often plays with:

We were childhood playmates.

(Definition of “playmate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"playmate" in American English

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playmatenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpleɪˌmeɪt/

a friend, esp. another child, with whom a child often plays:

We were childhood playmates.

(Definition of “playmate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)