Definition: a person who shares a room or housing; roomie.

Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed "claw-5" hands (handshape), palms toward the signer (orientation), both hands tap into interlocked fingers twice (movement and location).

Learner tip: Not to confuse this similar sign with the other ASL signs MACHINE (different movement) and AMERICA. These three signs are sometimes commonly mixed up for beginners.

Related signs: Roommates may rent in one of these places: APARTMENT, HOUSE, or DORMITORY.

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

ASL written for ROOMMATE

Written ASL digit for "ROOMMATE" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.

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