[ buhngk-meyt ]
/ ˈbʌŋkˌmeɪt /


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

Nearby words

  1. bunker oil,
  2. bunker, archie,
  3. bunkerage,
  4. bunkhouse,
  5. bunkie,
  6. bunko,
  7. bunko steerer,
  8. bunkroom,
  9. bunkum,
  10. bunn

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.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot|Thomas D. Whittles