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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same room (as on a ship).

Usage examples (34)
  • A letter, written by him in 1841 to his old "messmate," Commodore
  • "an officers 'mess;" i.e. a meal taken in common at the same table; and so, "to mess together," "messmate," and so on.
  • "You look rather white about the gills, messmate."
  • But come, I want to hear all about my old messmate. for more
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