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comrade

[ kom-rad, -ruhd ]
/ ˈkɒm ræd, -rəd /
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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.
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Origin of comrade

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

OTHER WORDS FROM comrade

com·rade·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for comrade

comrade
/ (ˈkɒmreɪd, -rɪd) /

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

Derived forms of comrade

comradely, 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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