compañero

compañero

[kom-puhn-yair-oh; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raw]
noun, plural compañeros [kom-puhn-yair-ohz; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raws] .
1.
(in the southwestern U.S.) a male companion or partner.
2.
(in Latin America) a male worker, coworker, or comrade.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish, equivalent to compañ(a) company + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary

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