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compañera

[kom-puh n-yair-uh; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-rah]
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noun, plural com·pa·ñe·ras [kom-puh n-yair-uh z; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-rahs] /ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər əz; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɑs/.
  1. (in the southwestern U.S.) a female companion; friend.
  2. (in Latin America) a female worker, coworker, or comrade.
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Origin of compañera

1835–45; Americanism; < Spanish, feminine of compañero
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