bed·​mate | \ˈbed-ˌmāt \

Definition of bedmate 

: one who shares one's bed especially : a sexual partner

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The same applies when asking about your significant other's former bedmates—the simple question can snowball into more intrusive queries. Anthea Levi,, "When You Should—and Shouldn’t—Ask Your Partner How Many People They’ve Slept With," 28 Feb. 2018 Sports and society have been bedmates forever, and right now, society is a testy place. Paul Daugherty,, "Daugherty's TML: Where's the passion for Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers?," 19 Oct. 2017

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1582, in the meaning defined above

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