compadre

[ kuh m-pah-drey ]
/ kəmˈpɑ dreɪ /

noun Chiefly Southwestern U.S.

a friend, companion, or close associate.

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Origin of compadre

1825–35, Americanism; < American Spanish; Spanish: godfather < early Medieval Latin compater; see compère
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British Dictionary definitions for compadre

compadre
/ (kɒmˈpɑːdreɪ, kəm-) /

noun

Southwestern US a masculine friend

Word Origin for compadre

from Spanish: godfather, from Medieval Latin compater, from Latin com- with + pater father
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