American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who shares a bed with another.
- n. One with whom one shares a bed.
- n. An associate, often an otherwise improbable one.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who lies with another in the same bed; a person who shares one's couch.
- n. a person with whom you share a bed
- n. a temporary associate
- bed + fellow (Wiktionary)
“The next morning when the maid came in to make the fire, we woke up face to face in the same bed, and then she told me that her name was Belle Boyd, and I knew for the first time that my bedfellow was the South's famous female spy.”
“Apple has found a strange 'bedfellow' in its quest to push HTML5 over Adobe's Flash: the”
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“With their early call to action so widely ignored, it was somewhat ironic that The New York Times found such a strange bedfellow in Michele Bachmann who, in the middle of the televised Tea Party debate, blasted her Republican opponent Rick Perry for signing an executive order in Texas to mandate the controversial vaccine for all girls in his state.”
“The organization's allies demonized the charity, attempting to depict the nation's most prominent anti-breast cancer organization as a bedfellow of religious extremists.”
“When Mark Twain, as he lay awake imagining himself a millionaire, told his bedfellow that the first thing he was going to do with his money was to build a castle in San Francisco, he was expressing succinctly the close relationship between Washoe and the metropolis of the West.”
“DUNE propounded the shocking idea that religion is a dangerous bedfellow for politics, and that even a messiah cannot control what comes of his messianic mission.”
“Remember, he is working with the President and an odd bedfellow in Rev. Sharpton to raise our educational performance, and his candidness is always refreshing.”
“That's right, a woman in New Zealand suffered a small stroke that partially paralyzed her after receiving a hickey -- or as the Kiwis call it, a "love bite" -- from her eager bedfellow, reported New Zealand Medical Journal.”
“Casinos, dancing rooms, divans, night houses, pleasure gardens, music halls, and cafes worked as more casual sites for picking up a bedfellow, but most commonly the flaneur fulfilled his desire by hitting the streets.”
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