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bunkmate

[ buhngk-meyt ]
/ ˈbʌŋkˌmeɪt /
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noun
a person who shares sleeping quarters with another, especially one who sleeps in a neighboring bed.
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Origin of bunkmate

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; bunk1 + mate1
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How to use bunkmate in a sentence

  • Hill began coughing uncontrollably, according to his family and bunkmate, and was taken to the hospital with shortness of breath.

    To stay or to go?|Hannah Dreier|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
  • They told guards they needed Tylenol for their fevers and wanted the bunkmates who were coughing in their faces to be moved.

    To stay or to go?|Hannah Dreier|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
  • "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
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