Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A companion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An associate or companion in, or as in; a mate; a fellow; especially, a partner in marriage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One associated with another in labor, or in a task or undertaking; also, one connected with another by some tie or bond, as marriage; a partner; an associate; a mate.

Etymologies

yoke +‎ fellow (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, I am very ignorant of these things, and you must refer the riddle of the ring to some one more astute and learned in such matters than your humble 'yokefellow' in Hebrew.

    St. Elmo. A Novel.

  • Not much is known about this man except that he was a “loyal yokefellow” Philippians 4:3 NIV.

    Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible

  • At this hint the captain put on a martial frown, and looked very big, without speaking; while his yokefellow, with a disdainful toss of her nose, muttered something about

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • To yoke me as his yokefellow, our crimes our common cause.

    Ulysses

  • And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow laborers, whose names are in the book of life.

    Philippian 4.

  • She repeated to him the following words from the third verse of the fourth chapter of Paul's epistle to the Philippians: "I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which labor with me in the gospel, whose names are in the book of life."

    The Choctaw Freedmen and The Story of Oak Hill Industrial Academy

  • The off ox, finding a yoke sans yokefellow dangling at its neck, is much amazed, not being "broke" to that, and takes to whirling round and round and galloping up and down the barnyard in a manner suggestive of nightmare.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • Sots vieux, nouveaux, et sots de tous ages, _ "thus he scornfully declaimed," and as yokefellow with Dan Merlin in his thorn-bush, and with wise Salomon when he capered upon the high places of Chemosh, and with Duke Ares sheepishly agrin within the net of

    Chivalry

  • Although a spinster herself, she was aware that there was no better method of reducing the showy nettlesome paces of youth to the sober jog-trot of middle-age than the restraining influence of the right kind of yokefellow.

    The Hand in the Dark

  • A true yokefellow of the apostle, possibly Epaphroditus, and a certain

    The Books of the New Testament

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