bedfellow

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noun bed·fel·low \-ˌfe-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of bedfellow

  1. 1 :  one who shares a bed with another

  2. 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>

15th Century

First Known Use of bedfellow

15th century


BEDFELLOW Defined for English Language Learners

bedfellow

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noun bed·fel·low \-ˌfe-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of bedfellow for English Language Learners

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


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