[ kom-puhn-yair-uh; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-rah ]
/ ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər ə; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɑ /
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noun, plural com·pa·ñe·ras [kom-puhn-yair-uhz; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-rahs]. /ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər əz; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɑs/.
(in the southwestern U.S.) a female companion; friend.
(in Latin America) a female worker, coworker, or comrade.
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Origin of compañera
1835–45; Americanism;<Spanish, feminine of compañero
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