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messmate

[mes-meyt] /ˈmɛsˌmeɪt/
noun
1.
a person, especially a friend, who is a member of a group regularly taking meals together, as in an army camp.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; mess + mate1
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British Dictionary definitions for mess-mate

messmate

/ˈmɛsˌmeɪt/
noun
1.
a person with whom one shares meals in a mess, esp in the army
2.
(Austral) any of various eucalyptus trees that grow amongst other species
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Word Origin and History for mess-mate

messmate

n.

1746, from mess (n.) + mate (n.).

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