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compadre

[ kuhm-pah-drey ]
/ kəmˈpɑ dreɪ /
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noun Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
a friend, companion, or close associate.
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Origin of compadre

An Americanism first recorded in 1825–35; from Spanish: “godfather,” from 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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