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housemate

[hous-meyt] /ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt/
noun
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.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; house + mate1
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housemate

/ˈhaʊsˌmeɪt/
noun
1.
a person who is not part of the same family, but with whom one shares a house
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