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    mate

    We have a suffix of 'mate' that is used for classmate, roommate, etc. Could we use it for other phrases like housemate, for someone who lives in our building, shipmate, co-passanger, or the stuff like these? Or what are the more appropriate words?

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    Re: mate

    Click here, and see if you can pick out the ones which answer your question.

    OneLook is a great resource, though housemate ought to be on that list, too.

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