bedgenoot

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bed +‎ genoot (fellow)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bedgenoot m (plural bedgenoten, diminutive bedgenootje n)

  1. (literally) A bedfellow, one of several persons sharing a bed, lying (notably sleeping) in it
  2. (figuratively) A sex partner, one of (usually two) people who intimately 'share the bed', as lovers commonly do
    Slechte bedgenoten blijven moeilijk hechte echtgenoten
    Poor sex partners have it hard to remain good spouses

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