bedfellow

[ bed-fel-oh ]
/ ˈbɛdˌfɛl oʊ /

noun

Also called bedmate. a person who shares one's bed.
an associate or collaborator, especially one who forms a temporary alliance for reasons of expediency: Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Origin of bedfellow

First recorded in 1400–50, bedfellow is from the late Middle English word bedfelow. See bed, fellow
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bedfellow

/ (ˈbɛdˌfɛləʊ) /

noun

a person with whom one shares a bed
a temporary ally or associate
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