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

Examples of bedmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And no one will get mad at their bedmate for hogging the covers. Angela Haupt, TIME, 11 June 2024 Those sleeping with a bedmate can sleep easy knowing that the foam absorbs movement beautifully and reduces motion transfer. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 18 Apr. 2024 For the insomniac bedmate who turns on the light to read and wakes you up An eye mask can only do so much. Leslie Yazel,, 14 Dec. 2023 Your bedmate is whimpering in their sleep and perhaps thrashing about. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 5 Oct. 2023 Gonzalez’s bedmate was also ill. Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2021 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 The truth was, having a bedmate made my insomnia worse. Laura Richards, Glamour, 12 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bedmate was in 1582

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“Bedmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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