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bed +‎ -mate


bedmate (plural bedmates)

  1. A person with whom one shares a bed.
    Synonym: bedfellow
    • 1985, John Fante, Chapter 8, The Road to Los Angeles:
      Catherine of Aragon: wonderful woman, the Queen of England, the bedmate of Henry VIII - that much I knew already.
    • 2000, Ralph A. Pascualy, Sally Warren Soest, Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Sleep Well, Feel Better[1], page 161:
      These [periodic leg movements] may awaken the sleeper, but often they do nor and are more disruptive to the bedmate. If you or your bedmate experience either of these disorders, talk with a sleep specialist about possible treatment
    • 2005, John Durand, The Odyssey of Mary B: A True Tale[2], page 227:
      She wondered where his thoughts were and whether she was anything more to him than a bedmate and housekeeper. She worried whether she'd done something to be the cause of his gloom...