Entry from US English dictionary
A person who sleeps in an adjoining bunk or who shares one’s sleeping quarters.
- Once, as I reached up to hoist myself onto a top bunk, a particularly annoying bunkmate cried, ‘What's THAT!’
- The next day his counselor goofed off with mine, giving my bunkmates and I piggy-back rides.
- The veteran counselor at residential camp may understand that almost all homesick campers will have a successful summer, but just try telling that to the crying camper who refuses to meet his bunkmates - let alone go to the first activity.
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