Cellmate (noun)

A person with whom one shares a cell, typically in a prison or other place of confinement.


The word cellmate is composed of two words "cell" meaning a small room used for confinement and "mate" meaning a companion, referring to a person who shares a cell with another person.


  1. He was assigned a new cellmate after his previous one was transferred.
  2. He had to adjust to life with a cellmate.
  3. His cellmate was serving a life sentence.
  4. The cellmate was a model prisoner.
  5. He was worried about getting along with his new cellmate.
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