soulmate

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See also: soul mate

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

soul +‎ mate. First attested as soul-mate in a 1822 letter by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.[1][2] Not in common usage before the 1980s.[3]

Noun[edit]

soulmate (plural soulmates)

  1. Someone, especially a romantic partner, with whom one is exceptionally or uniquely compatible or has a special, almost spiritual connection.
    • 2012, Ulli Springett, Tara Springett, Soulmate Relationships: How to find, keep and understand your perfect partner, Hachette UK (→ISBN)
      Finding your wonderful soulmate is very similar to the process of sowing a seed and nurturing it into a beautiful blossoming plant.
    • 2015, “Jungle”, in If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, performed by Drake:
      I'm all over the place, I can't sit in one place / I'm not ashamed at all / Still findin' myself, let alone a soulmate, I'm just sayin'

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  1. ^ soulmate” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. ^ Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1836) , “Letter to a Young Lady”, in Letters, Conversations, and Recollections of S. T. Coleridge, E. Moxon, page 89:
    To be happy in Marriage Life, [] , in order not to be miserable, you must have a Soul-mate as well as a House or a Yoke-mate; []
  3. ^ (soul mate + soulmate) at Google Ngram Viewer

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English soulmate.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: soul‧mate

Noun[edit]

soulmate m (plural soulmates, diminutive soulmateje n)

  1. soulmate