noun Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
Origin of compadre
Examples from the Web for compadre
Simpson and his compadre Erskine Bowles proposed raising the retirement age to 69 by 2075.
Before going home, however, he went to the house of his compadre and comadre,2 and related to them what he had found.Filipino Popular Tales|Dean S. Fansler
As you see, compadre; but let me have my breakfast at once, for I have a deal to do.Stronghand|Gustave Aimard
"I just wanted to be sure, compadre," and he turned and dropped back into the garden.Daughter of the Sun|Jackson Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for compadre
Word Origin for compadre
Word Origin and History for compadre
"companion," 1834, American English, from Spanish compadre "godfather," hence "benefactor, friend," from Medieval Latin compater, from com- "with" (see com-) + pater "father" (see father (n.). Cf. compere, also gossip (n.).