compère

or com·pere

[ kom-pair ]
/ ˈkɒm pɛər /
British

noun

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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Origin of compère

1730–40; <French: literally, godfather; Old French <early Medieval Latin compater, equivalent to Latin com-com- + paterfather
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British Dictionary definitions for compère

compere
/ (ˈkɒmpɛə) British /

noun

a master of ceremonies who introduces cabaret, television acts, etc

verb

to act as a compere (for)

Word Origin for compere

C20: from French, literally: godfather; see compeer, compadre
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