bedmate

noun

bed·​mate ˈbed-ˌmāt How to pronounce bedmate (audio)
: one who shares one's bed
especially : a sexual partner

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Launching at the same time is a candle by the name of Parquet Leather—an obvious olfactory bedmate for Leatherize, but this time crafted for your home. Austa Somvichian-clausen, Robb Report, 11 Sep. 2022 But in some ways, the effects of these glowing bedmates seem to be a bit more pernicious. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, 4 Oct. 2019 But in some ways, the effects of these glowing bedmates seem to be a bit more pernicious. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, 4 Oct. 2019 The truth was, having a bedmate made my insomnia worse. Laura Richards, Glamour, 12 Mar. 2020 But in some ways, the effects of these glowing bedmates seem to be a bit more pernicious. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, 4 Oct. 2019 But in some ways, the effects of these glowing bedmates seem to be a bit more pernicious. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, 4 Oct. 2019 But in some ways, the effects of these glowing bedmates seem to be a bit more pernicious. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, 4 Oct. 2019 But in some ways, the effects of these glowing bedmates seem to be a bit more pernicious. Brian Fagan, Quartzy, 4 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bedmate was in 1582

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Cite this Entry

“Bedmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedmate. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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