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/kaməˈraːt; English ˈkæməˌrɑːd/
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a shout of surrender, used by German soldiers
Word Origin
German: comrade
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  • They were followed by four others, including a stretcher bearer, who came out with hands up shouting "kamerad!"

  • I shall be treated to tears in a minute and in no time it will be "kamerad!"

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • Arms were raised sky-high, and quavering voices clamoured "Mercy, kamerad—we surrender!"

  • He wound up with a repetition of his inquiring, kamerad, eh?

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • And he looks too much like the Fritz that shot me in the back with a kamerad gun after surrenderin'.

    The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • Yes, Germany will speak the last word in the war, and that last word will be kamerad!

  • Erich had his kamerad, shaped to suit him, who'd had the guts and cleverness to disarm the bomb he'd had the guts to trigger.

    The Big Time Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • These were not the kind of men to put up their hands and cry "kamerad, mercy!"

    The Irish on the Somme Michael MacDonagh
  • Some ran towards their own lines with their hands up, shouting "kamerad," believing they were running our way.

  • "kamerad," he repeated and shrugged his shoulders as if that were enough.

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