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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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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 precomradeship
comrade
1590s, from M.Fr. camarade, from Sp. camarada "chamber mate," originally "chamberful," from L. camera (see camera). In Sp., a collective noun referring to one's company. In 17c., sometimes jocularly misspelled comrogue. Related: comradely (1880).
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