Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bedmate.
  • n. One that is closely associated or allied with another: "Stupidity here makes an easy bedfellow, as always, with racialism” ( Christopher Hitchens).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One with whom one shares a bed.
  • n. An associate, often an otherwise improbable one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who lies with another in the same bed; a person who shares one's couch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who shares a bed with another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person with whom you share a bed
  • n. a temporary associate

Etymologies

bed +‎ fellow (Wiktionary)

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  • Frequently described as "strange".

    December 6, 2010

  • MY favorite type of bed companion!

    December 31, 2008