an associate or companion, especially at work; partner.
a spouse.

Also yoke·mate [yohk-meyt] /ˈyoʊkˌmeɪt/.

Origin of yokefellow

1520–30; yoke1 + fellow, translation of Greek sýzygos
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Examples from the Web for yokefellow

Historical Examples of yokefellow

  • He had the subtlest brain, and became the yokefellow of a Cobham.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • Why, also, is Juno united to him as his wife, who is called at once "sister and yokefellow?"

    The City of God, Volume I

    Aurelius Augustine

  • Give them the victory, First have they greeted thee; Give them the victory, Yokefellow mine!


    Charles Kingsley

  • Pippin had been frightened, a thing that had hardly happened since the days when fear was his yokefellow, day and night.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame

    Laura E. Richards

  • She has not been sedulously trained to pull her way, when she is to go into harness with a yokefellow.

British Dictionary definitions for yokefellow



archaic a working companion
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