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A person with whom one shares sleeping quarters.


a person who sleeps in the same quarters as another



a person who shares sleeping quarters with another or others, as in a bunkhouse.
[1875–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Sixteen-year-old Gerta Rausch holds dying bunkmate Rivkah in her arms in a Nazi concentration camp when British soldiers arrive to set the prisoners free.
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.
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.
When faced with her physically attractive (crooked pinkies aside) bunkmate Sarina, for example, Bitty Jack feels her own deficiencies in comparison: "She wondered if she would ever outgrow what her mama called her awkward stage.
If I had to choose someone as bunkmate for a cruise on the USS George H.
His bunkmate during the war was movie star Tyrone Power.
She managed to escape after promising not to tell anyone, but her bunkmate suspected something was wrong and clarified the victim's story and transferred her to the medical staff.
Having shed its publishing and cable divisions, to say nothing of its former bunkmate, AOL, Time Warner is skinnier than it has been in decades.
He climbed back into his own, the top tier of three, and received a half-hearted punch in the temple from his bunkmate Klaus Dieter, who had been apprehended on a train with mildly seditious papers and whose body smelled of wasting disease even at its cleanest and who attacked his fellow man only when deeply asleep.