[kuh m-peer, kom-peer]
- an equal in rank, ability, accomplishment, etc.; peer; colleague.
- close friend; comrade.
- Archaic. to be the equal of; match.
Origin of compeer
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Examples from the Web for compeer
And take it by and large, it was without a compeer among swindles.Life On The Mississippi, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
One's compeer is the equal with himself in rank, age, prowess, etc.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
But he knew nothing of his compeer, only they had been down to the river together.A Little Girl in Old Quebec
Amanda Millie Douglas
He had taken a liking for Paul,—the liking of a brave soldier for a compeer.The Shadow of the Czar
John R. Carling
In what particulars does the English speculator differ from his French compeer?The English Stage
- a person of equal rank, status, or ability; peer
- a companion or comrade
C13: from Old French comper, from Medieval Latin compater godfather; see compadre
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Word Origin and History for compeer
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