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office spousenoun [C]

uk   us   (also workplace spouse) informal
someone who you ​work with and have a very ​closerelationship with, but not in a ​sexual way
(Definition of office spouse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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office spousenoun [C]

uk   us   informal
WORKPLACE a ​person that you ​work with and have a ​closerelationship 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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