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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Related Words for bunkmate

mate, friend, bedfellow, roomie, flatmate

Examples from the Web for bunkmate

Historical Examples of bunkmate

  • "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