compañero

[ kom-puh n-yair-oh; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raw ]
/ ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɔ /

noun, plural com·pa·ñe·ros [kom-puh n-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.

Origin of compañero

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