Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over


[teem-meyt] /ˈtimˌmeɪt/
a member of the same team.
Origin of teammate
1910-15; team + mate1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for team-mate
Historical Examples
  • In passing it is well to bear in mind that the object in view is to give the ball securely to one's team-mate.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
  • Rushed out after the retreating enemy to avenge his team-mate, I guess.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • Something broke and the nigh leader swung around until he was at right angles with his team-mate.

  • She encountered her team-mate Pafflow and tried to find a speaker who was using his language.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • You stay here, directed Joe, who had thought out a way of smuggling his team-mate into the hotel, while I go on and fix things up.

    Baseball Joe on the Giants Lester Chadwick
  • He thought of flying with Zarek, his team-mate, from the rendezvous to this area assigned as theirs.

    The Chapter Ends Poul William Anderson
  • So Felipe did not meet with difficulty from that direction; nor did he have trouble in the direction of the team-mate herself.

    Bred of the Desert Marcus Horton
  • Hugh, running faster than he ever had in his life, barely managed to come in second ahead of his team-mate Murphy.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
British Dictionary definitions for team-mate


a fellow member of a team
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for team-mate



1901, from team (n.) + mate (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for teammate

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for team

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for team-mate