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[kah-muh-rah-duh-ree, -rad-uh-, kam-uh-] /ˌkɑ məˈrɑ də ri, -ˈræd ə-, ˌkæm ə-/
comradeship; good-fellowship.
Origin of camaraderie
1830-40; < French, equivalent to camarade comrade + -erie -ery
conviviality, bonhomie, brotherhood. Unabridged
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  • Yet this union, based originally on mere policy and camaraderie, was eventually crowned with the most faithful of loves.

    Modernities Horace Barnett Samuel
  • He had responded to the camaraderie of these Canadian chaps, and it had been good.

  • There is a spirit of camaraderie between officers and men in Frjus that one never sees in native regiments of the British army.

    Riviera Towns Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • There was a carelessness, a camaraderie among these people that was of the essence of humanity.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • There the spirit of camaraderie, was strong in the Birnian soul.

    Rogues and Vagabonds George R. Sims
British Dictionary definitions for camaraderie


a spirit of familiarity and trust existing between friends
Word Origin
C19: from French, from comrade
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for camaraderie

1840, from French camaraderie, from camarade "comrade" (see comrade).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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