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office spousenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒf.ɪs ˌspaʊs/ us   /ˈɑː.fɪs ˌspaʊs/ also workplace spouse informal
someone who you work with and have a very close relationship with, but not in a sexual way
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office spousenoun [C]

uk   us   informal
WORKPLACE a person that you work with and have a close relationship with, but not in a sexual way: Even if your relationship with your office spouse is totally platonic, it may be a source of gossip among your colleagues.
(Definition of office spouse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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