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How is it correctly spelled?



age mates

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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.

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
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
up vote 1 down vote accepted

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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