- 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
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Examples from the Web for bedfellow
My cousin Jenny Fynnett is here, and desires to be my bedfellow to-night.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
We were afraid of awakening her bedfellow, and kept perfect silence.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I had exchanged my brother John as a bedfellow for Walter Packard.The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson
Edward A. Moore
At length the elder brother wearied of this diversion and aroused his bedfellow.Manasseh
The next moment his bedfellow was "covered" with two "guns."Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
- a person with whom one shares a bed
- a temporary ally or associate
Word Origin and History for bedfellow
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