- a fellow member of a fraternity, profession, etc.; colleague: my confreres in the medical profession.
Origin of confrere
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Related Wordsdisciple, comrade, follower, companion, teammate, buddy, assistant, aide, friend, partner, ally, co-worker, lecturer, associate, professor, instructor, colleague, cohort, confidant, fellow
Examples from the Web for confrere
It was a magnificent specimen, and exactly like its European confrere.Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Some one has warned him—an enemy of the Countess, a confrere of Maitland.Cosmopolis, Complete
Before a 'confrere' she was certain he would not ask her dangerous questions.Conscience, Complete
His confrere, who had preceded him here, sat enviously at one of the minor tables.Dust of New York
Our confrere Ruhlmann, of the Elektrotechnische Zeitschrift, gives a still more remarkable example yet of such confusion.
- a fellow member of a profession, fraternity, etc
C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin confrāter fellow member, from Latin frāter brother
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Word Origin and History for confrere
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