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compañero

[kom-puh n-yair-oh; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raw] /ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɔ/
noun, plural compañeros
[kom-puh n-yair-ohz; Spanish kawm-pah-nye-raws] /ˌkɒm pənˈyɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌkɔm pɑˈnyɛ rɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in the southwestern U.S.) a male companion or partner.
2.
(in Latin America) a male worker, coworker, or comrade.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; < Spanish, equivalent to compañ(a) company + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary
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