[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /
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.
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 comp2
First recorded in 1885–90; by shortening of complimentary
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British Dictionary definitions for comper (1 of 2)
/ (ˈkɒmpə) /
informal a person who regularly enters competitions in newspapers, magazines, etc, esp competitions offering consumer goods as prizes
Derived Formscomping, noun
Word Origin for comper
C20: comp (etition) + -er 1
British Dictionary definitions for comper (2 of 2)
/ (kɒmp) informal /
(intr) to work as a compositor in the printing industry
to play an accompaniment (to)
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