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comrade

[kom-rad, -rid] /ˈkɒm ræd, -rɪd/
noun
1.
a person who shares in one's activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
2.
a fellow member of a fraternal group, political party, etc.
3.
a member of the Communist Party or someone with strongly leftist views.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French camarade < Spanish camarada group of soldiers billeted together, equivalent to cámar(a) room (< Latin; see camera) + -ada < Latin -āta, feminine of -ātus -ate1
Related forms
comradeship, noun
precomradeship, noun
Synonyms
1. crony, fellow, mate.
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Examples for comradeship
  • Macy she lost eyes and ears and lifelong comradeship.
  • Promotes mutual helpfulness and comradeship among veterans, spouses, and survivors.
  • Their valor, comradeship and selflessness were no less evident.
British Dictionary definitions for comradeship

comrade

/ˈkɒmreɪd; -rɪd/
noun
1.
an associate or companion
2.
a fellow member of a political party, esp a fellow Communist or socialist
Derived Forms
comradely, adjective
comradeship, noun
Word Origin
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 comradeship

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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