Definition of bunkmate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəNGkmāt/


A person who sleeps in an adjoining bunk or who shares one’s sleeping quarters.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: bunk·mate

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