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[kom-puh n-yair-oh; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raw]
noun, plural com·pa·ñe·ros [kom-puh n-yair-ohz; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raws] /ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɔs/.
  1. (in the southwestern U.S.) a male companion or partner.
  2. (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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Examples from the Web for companero

Historical Examples of companero

  • I think my old 'companero,' Judge Hardin, is the head-devil of this deal.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas

    Richard Henry Savage