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How is it correctly spelled?

agemates

or

age mates

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I'm glad that you used ELU to answer a question of yours, but in this case I think that since your question is answered by a dictionary, this is General Reference. Please don't let this discourage you from asking more questions, though :] –  simchona Dec 31 '12 at 7:59
    
@simchona Got it. I didn't know about 'General Reference' rules! Thanks for letting me know. –  Chris Dec 31 '12 at 8:00
    
You're welcome. One thing to be sure to do, in the future, is do a little bit of a lookup. There are some useful references listed here –  simchona Dec 31 '12 at 8:03
    
@simchona Thank you, again. And sorry about that Thanks! that was in the footer. –  Chris Dec 31 '12 at 8:05
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No problem! I'm glad you noticed what I changed, and I look forward to seeing more questions from you. –  simchona Dec 31 '12 at 8:06
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closed as general reference by simchona Dec 31 '12 at 7:58

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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Age mate or age-mate.

Merriam-Webster, and Dictionary.com, and Dictionary.com again.

Age-mate seems to be the most popular, according to Ngram, and a bit of a 1970s thing.

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Or agemate, actually –  simchona Dec 31 '12 at 7:58
    
Thanks, @RoaringFish! –  Chris Dec 31 '12 at 7:58
    
@simchona Oh, um. Hmm. –  Chris Dec 31 '12 at 7:59
    
@simchona I'm going to go for age-mate. 'Feels' best :) –  Chris Dec 31 '12 at 8:03
    
@simoncha~ dictionary.com seems to be covering all options.. –  Roaring Fish Dec 31 '12 at 8:05
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