Origin of confrere
Examples from the Web for confrere
Perhaps some confrere 'll lind th' distinguished gazabo a copy iv his Ollendorff.Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen|Finley Peter Dunne
He did not lose himself in idle words, the young 'confrere', any more than in useless details.Conscience, Complete|Hector Malot
A medical jury might render the verdict: Served him right for intriguing against his confrere.
His confrere, who had preceded him here, sat enviously at one of the minor tables.Dust of New York|Konrad Bercovici
It is also written to uphold the reputation of the Western conjuror against the spurious ascendancy held by his Eastern confrere.Indian Conjuring|L. H. Branson
Word Origin for confrère
early 15c., from Old French confrere "brother, companion" (13c.), from Medieval Latin confrater, from com- "together, with" (see com-) + frater "brother" (see brother). Probably lost in later 17c. and reborrowed 19c. from French confrère.