commère

Word Origin for commère

French, literally: godmother, from com- + mère mother; see compere
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Examples from the Web for commère

Historical Examples of commère

  • The voice of an unseen stage-hand called thunderously to an invisible "Bill" to commere quick.

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse