Meaning of “roommate” in the English Dictionary

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"roommate" in British English

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roommatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈruːm.meɪt/ /ˈrʊm.meɪt/ us /ˈruːm.meɪt/ /ˈrʊm.meɪt/

A2 a person who you share a room with for a period of time:

Jean was my roommate during our first year at college.

B2 US also housemate, UK flatmate a person who you share an apartment or house with:

Ethan's moving out next month, so we're looking for another roommate to share our apartment.

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

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roommatenoun [ C ]

us /ˈrumˌmeɪt, ˈrʊm-/

a person with whom you share a room, apartment, or house

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