Definition of schoolfellow in English:

schoolfellow

noun

  • more formal term for schoolmate
    • ‘Dobbin is horribly bullied by his schoolfellows at Dr Swishtail's when it is discovered (after young Osborne ‘sneaks’ on him) that his father is a grocer.’
    • ‘This absorption in such pursuits, totally unintelligible to his schoolfellows, who were then totally ignorant of mathematics, procured him a not very complimentary nickname.’
    • ‘He determines to ensnare an old schoolfellow, Heartfree, an innocent and gullible jeweller, who lives happily with his wife and children and his amiable apprentice Friendly.’
    • ‘In response to rejection by his schoolfellows, Haru befriends a group of Chinese kids, the social outcast and the foreigner finding kinship in their shared oppression.’
    • ‘They're referred to as ‘schoolfellows,’ so it's quite likely they were at Wittenberg (their namesakes appear in the university rosters in the 1500s), but they could have been pre-university schoolfellows.’
    • ‘Although nicknamed ‘Dafty’ by his schoolfellows at Edinburgh Academy, he had a fertile and brilliant mind.’
    • ‘In 1601 he met up with his old St Peter's schoolfellow Christopher Wright in Madrid and was recruited into the plot to kill King James.’
    • ‘He did not join in the sports of other boys, and he was even made the victim of cruel practical jokes by some schoolfellows.’
    • ‘The Jesuits may even have been enlightened enough to make available newly invented optical instruments, on sale in Paris as early as 1609, to Descartes and his schoolfellows.’
    • ‘Born in Aix-en-Provence, the son of a prosperous banker and schoolfellow of Émile Zola, he initially studied law, but after enrolling at the Academy at Aix began to pursue a career as a painter.’
    • ‘And yet he was convinced that nothing had hampered him and his schoolfellows so much as the grammatical perfectionism drummed into them by teachers.’

Pronunciation

schoolfellow

/ˈskuːlfɛləʊ/