Bedfellow Bed"fel`low, n. One who lies with another in the same bed; a person who shares one's couch. [1913 Webster]

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  • bedfellow — close friend, roommate, mid 15c., from BED (Cf. bed) (n.) + FELLOW (Cf. fellow) (n.). Also (late 15c) concubine. Earlier in the close companion sense was bed fere (early 14c.). Bedsister husband s concubine is recorded in Middle English (c.1300) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bedfellow — [bed′fel΄ō] n. 1. a person who shares one s bed 2. an associate, ally, confederate, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bedfellow — UK [ˈbedˌfeləʊ] / US [ˈbedˌfeloʊ] noun [countable] Word forms bedfellow : singular bedfellow plural bedfellows someone or something that is connected with another person or thing in some way, often unexpectedly Politics can create some strange… …   English dictionary

  • bedfellow — noun Date: 15th century 1. one who shares a bed with another 2. associate, ally < political bedfellows > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bedfellow — /bed fel oh/, n. 1. Also called bedmate. a person who shares one s bed. 2. an associate or collaborator, esp. one who forms a temporary alliance for reasons of expediency: Politics makes strange bedfellows. [1400 50; late ME bedfelow. See BED,… …   Universalium

  • bedfellow — noun a) One with whom one shares a bed. Young budding virgin, fair and fresh and sweet, b) An associate, often an otherwise improbable one. Whither away, or where is thy abode? Syn: bedmate …   Wiktionary

  • bedfellow — Synonyms and related words: ace, adjunct, ally, amigo, associate, bedmate, bosom buddy, brother, brother in arms, buddy, bunkie, bunkmate, butty, camarade, chamberfellow, chum, classmate, coadjutor, cohort, colleague, comate, companion, company,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bedfellow — n. strange bedfellows (politics make strange bedfellows) * * * [ bedˌfeləʊ] strange bedfellows (politics make strange bedfellows) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bedfellow — bed|fel|low [ˈbedˌfeləu US lou] n strange bedfellows two or more people, ideas etc that are related or working together in an unexpected way ▪ Rugby and art seem strange bedfellows …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bedfellow — bed|fel|low [ bed,felou ] noun count someone or something that is connected with another person or thing in some way, often unexpectedly: Politics can create some strange bedfellows …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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