fellow classmate vs classmate :

fellow classmate or classmate

Some redundancies are so common that few people notice them, but it’s worthwhile to be aware of them. A good example is “fellow classmate.” “Fellow” and “-mate” perform the same function. It’s better to say simply “classmate.” The same is true of the equally redundant “fellow shipmate,” “ fellow roommate” “fellow co-worker,” “fellow comrade,” and “fellow colleague.”

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Definitions

  • n  an acquaintance that you go to school with
News & Articles


  • Westport 14-Year-Old Charged With Threatening Classmate At Bedford
    WESTPORT, Conn. – A 14-year-old student at Westport’s Bedford Middle School was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with threatening to harm a classmate, police said. The student, who has not been identified due to his age, is accused of making online threats ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Daily Westport
  • Westport 14-Year-Old Charged With Threatening Classmate At Bedford
    WESTPORT, Conn. – A 14-year-old student at Westport’s Bedford Middle School was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with threatening to harm a classmate, police said. The student, who has not been identified due to his age, is accused of making online threats ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Daily Westport
  • Art Shell event reunites old pals
    Russel Irving jokes with former UMES classmate and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams at the Birdies on the Bayou Pairing Party. / Justin Odendhal photo
    June 12, 2013 - Delaware Coast Press