companera

compañera

[kom-puhn-yair-uh; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-rah]
noun, plural compañeras [kom-puhn-yair-uhz; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-rahs] .
1.
(in the southwestern U.S.) a female companion; friend.
2.
(in Latin America) a female worker, coworker, or comrade.

Origin:
1835–45; Americanism; < Spanish, feminine of compañero

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