one's husband, wife, or lover.

Origin of bedmate

First recorded in 1575–85; bed + mate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of bedmate

  • If any did this thing, it was Groa the Witch, thy Finnish bedmate.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • On waking up in the night I found my bedmate tampering with me.

  • If he haled his bedmate to justice and the real Bransford got away—that would be a nice predicament for an ambitious young man!

    Bransford of Rainbow Range

    Eugene Manlove Rhodes

  • But on my inquiring as to the cause of our friend's condition, my bedmate pretended to be asleep.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable