Definition of bedfellow in English:



  • 1A person who shares a bed with another.

    • ‘For them, strange or strained bedfellows are more fun than no bedfellows at all, since the excitement is all in the conquest.’
    • ‘The way men perceive the educational status of their female bedfellows has changed.’
    • ‘They will keep out the growling, rasping or fluty snoring sounds from the ears of bedfellows and allow them to sleep peacefully.’
    • ‘It appears they were bedfellows both figuratively and literally.’
    1. 1.1 A person or thing allied or closely connected with another.
      ‘big business and politics were inseparable bedfellows’
      • ‘Chaos and desperation became familiar bedfellows.’
      • ‘Heritage and recent history are strange bedfellows in today's political establishment.’
      • ‘But there are important ways in which liberty and equality are natural bedfellows.’
      • ‘Do tourism and religion make strange bedfellows?’
      • ‘Lenders will soon have a bedfellow to share their disturbing secrets.’
      • ‘Politics and network television programming make strange bedfellows.’
      • ‘History takes strange turns and politics makes strange bedfellows.’
      • ‘Plus, world politics makes for strange bedfellows.’
      • ‘Music and performance art can be awkward bedfellows.’
      • ‘But at the last minute, I went with my own thoughts and voted no, in spite of joining such strange bedfellows by so doing.’
      • ‘In general, violence and romance are uneasy bedfellows.’
      • ‘Industry and the environment are often seen as strange bedfellows.’
      • ‘Music and cartoons might seem like strange bedfellows to most.’
      • ‘Let me live in my dream world where strange bedfellows become welcome friends.’
      • ‘In this context, politics created strange bedfellows.’
      • ‘Good storytelling and allegory make uncomfortable bedfellows.’
      • ‘Campaigns like this can attract some strange bedfellows.’
      • ‘History and Hollywood have always been uneasy bedfellows.’
      • ‘Art and war may seem strange bedfellows, but often the needs of the one are answered by the other.’
      • ‘Politics sometimes really does make for strange bedfellows.’