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compañero

[ kom-puhn-yair-oh; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raw ]
/ ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɔ /
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noun, plural com·pa·ñe·ros [kom-puhn-yair-ohz; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raws]. /ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɔs/.
(in the southwestern U.S.) a male companion or partner.
(in Latin America) a male worker, coworker, or comrade.
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Origin of compañero

1835–45, Americanism;<Spanish, equivalent to compañ(a) company + -ero<Latin -ārius-ary
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