Definition of flatmate in English:

flatmate

noun

British
  • A person who shares a flat with others.

    ‘my flatmate moved out a month ago’
    • ‘Six weeks later he gets engaged to the flatmate of a friend of mine.’
    • ‘The other morning one of my male flatmates was walking around the flat post-shower with just a towel around his waist.’
    • ‘If I had better willpower, I could leave it in my fridge for my flatmate / friends.’
    • ‘His flatmate helped to design it while another friend helped him to find the commercial deals that made the website profitable.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, in Fred's flat, he woke up when he saw his two flatmates, James and Billy, staring at him.’
    • ‘I met my wife when I had a flat at Glasgow's waterfront and needed a flatmate to share.’
    • ‘She has also failed to contact flatmates in London.’
    • ‘He disappeared just weeks before the attack was due to happen, telling flatmates he was going to London ‘to see a doctor’.’
    • ‘I must find a way to get more money, a flatmate and a new flat.’
    • ‘Next morning, the flatmates have to laugh at me because I'm sitting in my dressing gown, staring into space with the goofiest grin you can imagine.’
    • ‘However, we're moving into a place together as friends and flatmates, for the purpose of improving our lives and lifestyles.’
    • ‘I then noticed my flatmate and a whole bunch of his friends pour into the pub.’
    • ‘The enthusiastic support of friends and flatmates falls on deaf ears.’
    • ‘Consider carefully whether these people are friends, or mere flatmates and acquaintances.’
    • ‘Now everyone knows who I have a ‘crush’ on, as my flatmates demanded his friends give me his number.’
    • ‘My old flatmate and good friend Phil was Australian, so he wanted to take in a few shows at the Festival.’
    • ‘Only one person out of my seven flatmates could cook, and he had spent his schooldays at boarding school.’
    • ‘If you're on incredibly intimate terms with your flatmates, get them to check for you.’
    • ‘Serve with salad, crusty bread and Chardonnay to two appreciative flatmates.’
    • ‘It didn't help that our flat was often party central, and my flatmates drank pretty much daily.’
    friend, companion, boon companion, comrade, intimate, familiar, confidant, alter ego, second self
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Pronunciation

flatmate

/ˈflatmeɪt/