comrade

[kom-rad, -rid]

noun

a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
a fellow member of a fraternal group, political party, etc.
a member of the Communist Party or someone with strongly leftist views.

Nearby words

  1. computerphobe,
  2. computing,
  3. compère,
  4. comr,
  5. comr.,
  6. comrade in arms,
  7. comrade-in-arms,
  8. comradely,
  9. comradery,
  10. comrades marathon

Origin of comrade

1585–95; < Middle French camarade < Spanish camarada group of soldiers billeted together, equivalent to cámar(a) “room” (< Latin; see camera1) + -ada < Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1

Related formscom·rade·ship, nounpre·com·rade·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for comrade

comrade

noun

an associate or companion
a fellow member of a political party, esp a fellow Communist or socialist
Derived Formscomradely, adjectivecomradeship, noun

Word Origin for comrade

C16: from French camarade, from Spanish camarada group of soldiers sharing a billet, from cámara room, from Latin; see camera, chamber

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Word Origin and History for comrade

comrade

n.

1590s, "one who shares the same room," from Middle French camarade (16c.), from Spanish camarada "chamber mate," originally "chamberful," from Latin camera (see camera). In Spanish, a collective noun referring to one's company. In 17c., sometimes jocularly misspelled comrogue. Related: Comradely; comradeship.

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