- to compose (type).
Origin of comp1
First recorded in 1865–70; shortened form
- a ticket, book, service, etc., provided free of charge to specially chosen recipients.
- complimentary; free of charge: I received a comp copy of her book.
- to provide with a comp: Some casinos comped the biggest spenders, providing rooms and meals on the house.
- to provide free of charge: His meals and drinks at the hotel were often comped.
Origin of comp2
First recorded in 1885–90; by shortening of complimentary
- to accompany a soloist with a succession of irregularly spaced chords that punctuate the rhythm.
Origin of comp3
1945–50, Americanism; shortening of accompany
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Related Words for compedcompose, rewrite, create, scrawl, sign, note, record, pen, draft, address, print, scribble, tell, form, devise, conceive, invent, write, produce, design
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Contemporary Examples of comped
The Mail meanwhile reports that Harry's hotel bill of $50,000 was comped by the Wynn.The Sun is First British Paper to Publish Nude Harry Pics
August 24, 2012
- a compositor
- an accompanist
- an accompaniment
- a competition
- (intr) to work as a compositor in the printing industry
- to play an accompaniment (to)
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"given or admitted free," 1960s, see comp.
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