cohabit with

cohabit with (someone or something)

1. Literally, to live with someone or something. This usage is often applied to different species of animals that are living together. It took some time, but our cat and dog are now able to cohabit with each other peacefully.
2. To live with a romantic partner whom one is not married to. My daughter is already cohabiting with her new boyfriend, and I am not thrilled about it.
3. euphemism To have sexual intercourse with one. I heard a rumor that you've been cohabiting with Steve—is it true?
See also: cohabit

cohabit with someone

 
1. [for an unmarried person] to live with a person of the opposite sex. They were cohabiting with one another for several years.
2. Euph. to copulate with someone. She had been cohabiting with him, and she admitted it in court.
See also: cohabit
References in classic literature ?
Old Dorion was one of those French creoles, descendants of the ancient Canadian stock, who abound on the western frontier, and amalgamate or cohabit with the savages.
Another 16 percent have no partner present, and 8 percent cohabit with a partner.
It is not clear whether fathers who cohabit with mothers at birth and subsequently get married will more closely align with their continuously married or continuously cohabiting counterparts.
But Raj Arnand, the lawyer who represented the four, cautioned that single women may still lose their benefits within three months of living with someone else because when the Court of Appeal struck down the ruling, the province responded by introducing a new rule, which allowed welfare recipients to cohabit with someone for three months before having their benefits reassessed.
Mothers may have lower expectations for men who cohabit with them.
Previous to 1995, under the Bob Rae NDP regime, single parents could cohabit with an opposite-sex partner for three years and still collect full welfare benefits.