[ kom-pair ]
/ ˈkɒm pɛər /
a host, master of ceremonies, or the like, especially of a stage revue or television program.
verb (used with object), com·pèred, com·pèr·ing.
to act as compère for: to compère the new game show.
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British Dictionary definitions for compered
/ (ˈkɒmpɛə) British /
a master of ceremonies who introduces cabaret, television acts, etc
to act as a compere (for)
Word Origin for compere
C20: from French, literally: godfather; see compeer, compadre
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Word Origin and History for compered
1738, from French compère "a godfather," from Old French compere (13c., from Medieval Latin compater) "godfather," also a friendly greeting, "friend, brother," hence "fellow, familiar, intimate" (see compadre).
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