comprador

or com·pra·dore

[kom-pruh-dawr]
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noun

(formerly in China) a native agent or factotum, as of a foreign business house.

Nearby words

  1. compound sugar,
  2. compound time,
  3. compound-complex sentence,
  4. compound-wound,
  5. compounded,
  6. comprehend,
  7. comprehendible,
  8. comprehensible,
  9. comprehension,
  10. comprehensive

Origin of comprador

1605–15; < Portuguese: buyer < Latin comparātor, equivalent to comparā(re) to furnish, provide, prepare (see com-, prepare) + -tor -tor

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comprador

compradore

noun

(formerly in China and some other Asian countries) a native agent of a foreign enterprise

Word Origin for comprador

C17: from Portuguese: buyer, from Late Latin comparātor, from Latin comparāre to purchase, from parāre to prepare

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