bedfellow

noun bed·fel·low \ -ˌfe-(ˌ)lō \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of bedfellow

1 : one who shares a bed with another
2 : associate, ally
  • political bedfellows

Examples of bedfellow in a Sentence

  1. a child-welfare cause that has made bedfellows of activists who are normally on opposite ends of the political spectrum

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First Known Use of bedfellow

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of bedfellow for English Language Learners

  • : a person or thing that is associated or connected with another



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