Definitions

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  • n. One who shares a desk.

Etymologies

desk +‎ mate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This seemed to delight Palin's momentary deskmate and Fox contributor, Geraldine Ferraro.

    Election coverage: Difficult to watch, impossible to look away

  • My favorite song ever is “Burning Down the House,” and when I get into arguments with my deskmate at work (who knows far more about music than I ever will), I always argue for that one.

    Vegas made me think of this. Leftover, too. « Dating Jesus

  • Gareth (Mackenzie Crook), Brent's beanstalk lackey, is now in charge, but his old deskmate Tim (Martin Freeman), the everyman soul of the show, still torments him with pranks.

    AN 'OFFICE' FAREWELL PARTY

  • So I come in in a pretty pissed off mood, I see this email, I turn away from my deskmate who showed me the email, and I go about doing my own thing.

    terrarose Diary Entry

  • Recently, when good-natured nine-year-old Carrie tried to ask her school deskmate, Meg, to please not talk as much while the teacher was explaining, the chatterbox Meg was angry at the little Virgo.

    Survival of the Savvy

  • Meanwhile, long-suffering Tim longs after Dawn the engaged receptionist and keeps himself sane by playing childish practical jokes on his insufferable, army-obsessed deskmate Gareth.

    Archive 2004-10-31

  • New desk, new deskmate, new boss, and I am so not happy about the whole new boss thing.

    terrarose Diary Entry

  • Knowing my shift ends at 5pm, and my OT is until 5: 30, I declare to my deskmate, "This is my last call"

    terrarose Diary Entry

  • De Quille, returning from the East after an absence of several months, found his room and deskmate with the distinction of a new name and fame.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • I never met my deskmate, which I found peculiar—her shift started right after mine.

    21 DOG YEARS

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