As nouns the difference between playmate and playfriend
is that playmate
is a companion for someone (especially a child) to play with while playfriend
is (rare) a playmate.
A companion for someone (especially a child) to play with.
*:An indulgent playmate , Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.
A female who has appeared as the centerfold in magazine.
* (companion for playing) playfellow