verb (used with object)
Origin of comp2
British Dictionary definitions for comper (1 of 2)
Word Origin for comper
British Dictionary definitions for comper (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for comper
"complimentary ticket," 1885, short for complimentary. Meaning "nonpaying guest" is attested by 1930s; generalized to "anything given free" by 1960s. As a verb, by 1974. Related: Comped; comping. As a shortening of compensation (especially worker's/workman's) it was in use by 1970s.