yokefellow

[ yohk-fel-oh ]

noun
  1. an associate or companion, especially at work; partner.

  2. a spouse.

Origin of yokefellow

1
1520–30; yoke1 + fellow, translation of Greek sýzygos
  • Also yoke·mate [yohk-meyt]. /ˈyoʊkˌmeɪt/.

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How to use yokefellow in a sentence

  • I noticed later that he always looked at people sidewise, as a work-horse does at its yokemate.

    My Antonia | Willa Cather
  • Susan one of the elect; the meek and lowly yokemate of––“How did it happen?”

    The Strollers | Frederic S. Isham

British Dictionary definitions for yokefellow

yokefellow

/ (ˈjəʊkˌfɛləʊ) /


noun
  1. archaic a working companion

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