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A person with whom one shares sleeping quarters.
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a person who sleeps in the same quarters as another
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a person who shares sleeping quarters with another or others, as in a bunkhouse.
[1875–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.bunkmate - someone who occupies the same sleeping quarters as yourself
acquaintance, friend - a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
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I do not want the second piece of bread, not yet, because my youngest bunkmate died last night and this morning they replaced her with a sharp-eyed baker who sniffed out my hiding place in the wall within minutes.
But as soon as he did, he found himself prepping for meetings with high-powered executives while behind bars, rehearsing label auditions with his bunkmate. Signing with a major was not a priority, he says, but Columbia gave him the resources he was looking for--including the ability to hire better attorneys for his mom, whom he had to drive to jail to begin serving a two-year sentence on drug charges the day of the EP's re-release.
Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., -- waged war against his onetime bunkmate.
Among them were the Con-Con delegates like Joe Concepcion, former VP Teofisto Guingona, Ernesto Rondon, Bren Guiao, one of Ninoy's closest friends, Jose Nolledo, Natalio Bacalzo and media people like the unforgettable 'you-know-who' originator Amelita Reysio-Cruz, Balita editor Ruben Cusipag, PNS editor Maning Almario, the Manila Chronicle's Ernie Granada, novelist Celso Carunungan of 'Satanas sa Lupa' fame, feisty columnist Louie Beltran, writer and Con-Con delegate Ding Lichauco, Taliba's Benny Esquivel, Juan Mercado, my editor Luis Mauricio, my bunkmate student activist Jerry Barican, Ninotchka Rosca and our very own Amando Doronila.
Weak and struggling to hold the bunkmate dying in her arms, Gerta Rausch can barely remember life before Bergen-Belsen when she hears the door kicked in, not by guards this time but rather British liberators.
One former soldier, for example, recalls a strong friendship with a bunkmate, cut short when he revealed his faith.
My former bunkmate is now the first Asian to head the consultancy in its 44-year history.
While there, Brick comes face-to-face with his bunkmate. He later on finds out that the boy was the one he was switched with at birth.
Once she knew heaven has promised her husband offspring, however, she got to work procuring a fertile bunkmate for him.
"Man, when I got deployed, my bunkmate scared the hell out of me," said one to the other.
Bob Turner, 34, combined his love of the cult sci-fi comedy and Lego bricks to create a Lego version of the cast, including scouse slob Dave Lister, his annoying hologramatic bunkmate Rimmer, fussy robot Kryten and sharp dresser Cat.