Roommate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrumˌmeɪt, ˈrʊm-|  American pronunciation of the word roommate
Brit.  |ˈrʊmmeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word roommate


- an associate who shares a room with you (syn: roomie, roomy)


I got used to living with a roommate pretty quick.

She still maintains a close relationship with her college roommate.

Her roommate talks in her sleep.

My roommate and I share a common bond because we both grew up in the Midwest. roommate talks in her sleep, but it's just drivel...

...had a freakish roommate in college who once decided to drive all the way to Canada on the spur of the moment...

...she and her old college roommate headed off for one final European gambol before returning to the States to start their separate careers...

...she immediately recognized the handwriting on the envelope as that of her old college roommate...

...intertwisted the cables in his roommate's entertainment system just out of spite...

She regretted ever asking that layabout to be her roommate, as he created the mess of two people and refused to help with anything.

...was so allured by his sister's college roommate that before long he was asking her for a date...

I could hear my roommate plodding up the steps to our apartment.

I don't want a roommate who acts like a horny teenager with every woman he meets.

You never know who you'll get as a roommate; it's just a matter of luck.

she was too disorganized to be an agreeable roommate

Word forms

singular: roommate
plural: roommates
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