meaning of bedfellow

bedfellow meaning in General Dictionary

person who lies with another in the same sleep somebody who shares people couch

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  • a short-term connect
  • people with that you share a bed
  • one that lies with another in the same bed; an individual who stocks a person's sofa.

bedfellow meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"good friend, roomie," mid-15c., from bed (n.) + other (n.). Additionally (belated 15c) "concubine." Early in the day in "close friend" good sense had been bed-fere (early 14c.). Bedsister "husband's concubine" is recorded in center English (c.1300).


bedfellow meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) One who lies with another in the same bed; a person who shares a person's chair.