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compadre

[kuh m-pah-drey] /kəmˈpɑ dreɪ/
noun, Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
1.
a friend, companion, or close associate.
Origin
early Medieval Latin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; < American Spanish; Spanish: godfather < early Medieval Latin compater; see compère
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British Dictionary definitions for compadre

compadre

/kɒmˈpɑːdreɪ; kəm-/
noun
1.
(Southwestern US) a masculine friend
Word Origin
from Spanish: godfather, from Medieval Latin compater, from Latin com- with + pater father
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Word Origin and History for compadre
n.

"companion," 1834, American English, from Spanish compadre "godfather," hence "benefactor, friend," from Medieval Latin compater, from com- "with" (see com-) + pater "father" (see father (n.). Cf. compere, also gossip (n.).

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