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Roomate vs. Roommate: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 2, 2023
"Roomate" is a common misspelling. The correct spelling is "roommate," referring to someone who shares a living space.

Which is correct: Roomate or Roommate

How to spell Roommate?

Roomate is Incorrect

Roommate is Correct

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Key Differences

"Roommate" combines "room" and "mate"; both words should be spelled fully.
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Sep 29, 2023
Double the 'm' just like you'd share a room with double occupants.
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Sep 29, 2023
Think of the "mate" in "roommate" as a full companion or partner.
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Sep 29, 2023
Just like there are two people in a room, there are two 'm's in "roommate".
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Sep 29, 2023
Recollect "mate" as a friend, and you wouldn't shorten a friend.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 29, 2023
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Roomate and Roommate Definitions

Roomate

Roomate is an incorrect spelling of Roommate.
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Sep 08, 2023

Roommate

A person with whom one shares a living facility.
My roommate and I divide the rent equally.
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Sep 08, 2023

Roommate

A cohabitant of a room or apartment.
She found her roommate through an online platform.
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Roommate

A university or college student's shared living partner.
He was lucky to have a quiet and studious roommate in college.
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Roommate

Someone jointly occupying a space, not necessarily having a close relationship.
Although they were roommates, their schedules rarely overlapped.
Janet White
Sep 08, 2023
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Roommate

An individual sharing costs and responsibilities in a communal living arrangement.
Having a roommate helps reduce living expenses.
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Sep 08, 2023

Roommate

A person with whom one shares a room or rooms.
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Sep 06, 2023

Roommate

A person with whom one shares a room, as at university, etc.
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Roommate

A person (UK: flatmate, housemate, AU: sharemate) sharing the same home (sharehome).
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Roommate

A same-sex significant other with whom one lives; a coinhabitant in a non-heterosexual relationship.
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Roommate

One of two or more occupying the same room or rooms; one who shares the occupancy of a room or rooms; a chum.
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Roommate

An associate who shares a room with you
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FAQs

What is the pronunciation of Roommate?

Roommate is pronounced as /ˈruːm.meɪt/.
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Sep 29, 2023

What is the root word of Roommate?

The roots are "room" and "mate".
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Sep 29, 2023

Which vowel is used before Roommate?

The vowel "o" is used at the beginning of "roommate".
Aimie Carlson
Sep 29, 2023

Which preposition is used with Roommate?

"With" is commonly used with roommate, as in "roommate with someone".
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Sep 29, 2023

Why is it called Roommate?

It combines "room" (a space) and "mate" (companion), denoting someone who shares a living space.
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Sep 29, 2023

Is Roommate a negative or positive word?

Roommate is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
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Sep 29, 2023

What is the plural form of Roommate?

The plural form is "roommates".
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Sep 29, 2023

What is the verb form of Roommate?

Roommate doesn't have a standard verb form. However, in informal contexts, "to roommate" might imply sharing a room.
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Sep 29, 2023

Which article is used with Roommate?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with "roommate" depending on context.
Harlon Moss
Sep 29, 2023

Is Roommate a countable noun?

Yes, you can have multiple roommates.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 29, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Roommate?

No specific conjunction is inherently linked with "roommate"; it depends on the sentence context.
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Sep 29, 2023

Is Roommate an abstract noun?

No, it is a concrete noun since it refers to a tangible person.
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Sep 29, 2023

Is Roommate a collective noun?

No, roommate is not a collective noun.
Janet White
Sep 29, 2023

What is another term for Roommate?

Housemate, flatmate, or co-tenant.
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Sep 29, 2023

What is the first form of Roommate?

Roommate does not have verb forms in the traditional sense.
Janet White
Sep 29, 2023

What is the singular form of Roommate?

The singular form is "roommate".
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Sep 29, 2023

What is the opposite of Roommate?

There isn't a strict antonym, but one might consider "single occupant" or "sole tenant".
Sara Rehman
Sep 29, 2023

What is the third form of Roommate?

Roommate does not have verb forms.
Janet White
Sep 29, 2023

Is Roommate a noun or adjective?

Roommate is primarily a noun.
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Sep 29, 2023

How many syllables are in Roommate?

There are two syllables in "roommate".
Janet White
Sep 29, 2023

How do we divide Roommate into syllables?

Roommate can be divided as room-mate.
Sara Rehman
Sep 29, 2023

What part of speech is Roommate?

Roommate is a noun.
Sara Rehman
Sep 29, 2023

Is Roommate an adverb?

No, roommate is not an adverb.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 29, 2023

Is Roommate a vowel or consonant?

The term "roommate" contains both vowels and consonants.
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Sep 29, 2023

Is the Roommate term a metaphor?

No, it is a literal term for someone who shares living space.
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Sep 29, 2023

Is the word Roommate imperative?

No, "roommate" is not an imperative form.
Sara Rehman
Sep 29, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Roommate?

The first syllable, "room," is stressed.
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Sep 29, 2023

How is Roommate used in a sentence?

"I'll ask my roommate if she's okay with the party tonight."
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Sep 29, 2023

Which determiner is used with Roommate?

Determiners like "my," "her," or "their" can be used.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 29, 2023

What is the second form of Roommate?

Roommate does not have verb forms.
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Sep 29, 2023
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