comp

2
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /
Informal.

noun

a ticket, book, service, etc., provided free of charge to specially chosen recipients.

adjective

complimentary; free of charge: I received a comp copy of her book.

verb (used with object)

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 comp

2
First recorded in 1885–90; by shortening of complimentary
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British Dictionary definitions for comper (1 of 2)

comper

/ (ˈkɒmpə) /

noun

informal a person who regularly enters competitions in newspapers, magazines, etc, esp competitions offering consumer goods as prizes

Derived Forms

comping, noun

Word Origin for comper

C20: comp (etition) + -er 1

British Dictionary definitions for comper (2 of 2)

comp

/ (kɒmp) informal /

noun

a compositor
an accompanist
an accompaniment
a competition

verb

(intr) to work as a compositor in the printing industry
to play an accompaniment (to)
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