[ buhngk-meyt ]
/ ˈbʌŋkˌmeɪt /


a person who shares sleeping quarters with another, especially one who sleeps in a neighboring bed.

Origin of bunkmate

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; bunk1 + mate1
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Examples from the Web for bunkmate

  • "Pretty near two months' wages gone for a box, but what's expense when we're planting Jim," weepingly commented his bunkmate.

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