9 Grammatical Pitfalls


[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 teammates
  • The game is essentially football crossed with rugby, and players advance the ball by kicking it to teammates.
  • When it's time to start betting big to take advantage of a favorable deck, he tips off his teammates.
  • Unfortunately, during their project, the researchers lost one of their teammates to the deadly disease.
  • He watches exhaustion crease his teammates' sweaty faces and decides not to offer a rousing speech.
  • In the first round, when you draw a name, you can give any clues to help your teammates guess.
  • At first glance, these teammates don't seem to make sense.
  • In each case, he navigated the length of the waterways in nonmotorized craft built by him and his expedition teammates.
  • He and his teammates had died of starvation and extreme cold.
  • With the placing of many of my other teammates and our placing in the team challenges, our school won first place.
  • Although he had to ask his teammates to put on his shoulder pads and tie his pants, he didn't need much help on the field.
Word Origin and History for teammates



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 teammates

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with teammates

Nearby words for teammates