Definition of age-mate in US English:



  • A person or animal that is the same age as another.

    • ‘It's difficult to extrapolate from rats to people, she notes. However, there have been studies that show that shy elderly people report more health symptoms than their more outgoing age-mates.’
    • ‘They played with age-mates or were left at home with other children and perhaps an aged grandparent.’
    • ‘In the villages, elders enjoy inviting their age-mates to their houses or to rustic pubs (muratina manyatta) for a drink.’
    • ‘For instance, complaints from teachers about their children's conduct were prominent for the externalizing groups as were grievances from the children's age-mates.’
    • ‘Gifted children often achieve language competency at an earlier age than their chronological age-mates.’
    • ‘That is, adopted youth have been found to be either in or near the clinical range for behavioral disorders at rates beyond those of nonadopted age-mates.’
    • ‘The procedure asked students to compare their relative risk of being the victim of violence and being violent with others to age-mates.’
    • ‘When Hassane and his age-mates first arrived in Niamey, they were content with their pickup games on the street.’
    • ‘Children, parents, and age-mates are often addressed in the formal second-person.’
    • ‘Obese elementary schoolchildren tend to be isolated on playgrounds, shunned by their thinner age-mates, and not welcomed into competitive games; thus, they are increasingly deprived of physical activity.’
    • ‘The traditional grade structure will still be there, but ‘while you're sitting with your age-mates, you'll be doing your own learning,’ he says.’
    • ‘If you have that diploma, you can go to college, employers will look twice at you, and your lifetime earnings will be a lot higher than those of your age-mates who lack that credential.’