comp

1
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /
Informal.

noun

verb (used with object)

to compose (type).

Nearby words

  1. comorin,
  2. comoro islands,
  3. comoros,
  4. comose,
  5. comox,
  6. comp time,
  7. comp.,
  8. comp. gen.,
  9. compact,
  10. compact bone

Origin of comp

1
First recorded in 1865–70; shortened form

comp

2
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /
Informal.

noun

a ticket, book, service, etc., provided free of charge to specially chosen recipients.

adjective

complimentary; free of charge: I received a comp copy of her book.

verb (used with object)

to provide with a comp: Some casinos comped the biggest spenders, providing rooms and meals on the house.
to provide free of charge: His meals and drinks at the hotel were often comped.

Origin of comp

2
First recorded in 1885–90; by shortening of complimentary

comp

3
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /

verb (used without object) Jazz.

to accompany a soloist with a succession of irregularly spaced chords that punctuate the rhythm.

Origin of comp

3
1945–50, Americanism; shortening of accompany

comp

4
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /

noun Often comps. Informal.

Origin of comp

4
by shortening

comp

5
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /

noun Informal.

compensation: workers' comp; unemployment comp.

Origin of comp

5
by shortening

comp.

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British Dictionary definitions for comp

comp

/ (kɒmp) informal /

noun

a compositor
an accompanist
an accompaniment
a competition

verb

(intr) to work as a compositor in the printing industry
to play an accompaniment (to)
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Word Origin and History for comp

comp

n.

"complimentary ticket," 1885, short for complimentary. Meaning "nonpaying guest" is attested by 1930s; generalized to "anything given free" by 1960s. As a verb, by 1974. Related: Comped; comping. As a shortening of compensation (especially worker's/workman's) it was in use by 1970s.

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