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playmate

[pley-meyt] /ˈpleɪˌmeɪt/
noun
1.
a companion, especially of a child, in play or recreation.
2.
Informal. a social companion or lover; girlfriend or boyfriend:
He showed up at the nightclub with his new playmate.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; play + mate1
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Examples from the web for playmate
  • She had an imaginary playmate with a shaved head and a number on her arm.
  • The risks of disease following playmate and hospital exposure are approximately one-fifth the risk after household exposure.
  • They may have an unseen playmate who cannot see you either.
  • Practice how to greet a playmate, how to ask for something, how to share.
British Dictionary definitions for playmate

playmate

/ˈpleɪˌmeɪt/
noun
1.
a friend or partner in play or recreation: childhood playmates
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Word Origin and History for playmate
n.

1640s, "companion, playfellow," from play (v.) + mate (n.). The sexual sense is from 1954 and the launch of "Playboy" magazine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for playmate

playmate

noun

One's companion in the pursuit of pleasure, esp of sexual delight (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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