bed·​mate | \ ˈbed-ˌmāt How to pronounce bedmate (audio) \

Definition of bedmate

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

Examples of bedmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in some ways, the effects of these glowing bedmates seem to be a bit more pernicious. Brian Fagan, The Conversation, "The bizarre social history of beds," 13 Sep. 2019 To prosper in this world reactionary nationalism no longer needed the bedmates with whom it had been tucked up. The Economist, "Conservatism is fighting for its life against reactionary nationalism," 4 July 2019 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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First Known Use of bedmate

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bedmate was in 1582

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