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bunkmate

[buhngk-meyt] /ˈbʌŋkˌmeɪt/
noun
1.
a person who shares sleeping quarters with another, especially one who sleeps in a neighboring bed.
Origin of bunkmate
1875-1880
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80; bunk1 + mate1
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  • "Pretty near two months' wages gone for a box, but what's expense when we're planting Jim," weepingly commented his bunkmate.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles

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