Definition of bedfellow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbedˌfelō/


1A person who shares a bed with another.
Example sentences
  • The way men perceive the educational status of their female bedfellows has changed.
  • For them, strange or strained bedfellows are more fun than no bedfellows at all, since the excitement is all in the conquest.
  • It appears they were bedfellows both figuratively and literally.
1.1A person or thing allied or closely connected with another: the treaty will make strange bedfellows of a number of enemies
More example sentences
  • Plus, world politics makes for strange bedfellows.
  • In this context, politics created strange bedfellows.
  • History takes strange turns and politics makes strange bedfellows.

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Syllabification: bed·fel·low

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