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Monday, August 27, 2012

Definitions for compère

  1. A host, master of ceremonies, or the like, especially of a stage revue or television program.
  2. To act as compère for: to compère the new game show.

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Citations for compère
Just then, the compère got up on the stage and picked up the microphone. "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen…" Kenneth Turpin, Nosy
Then a tall, sidling young man appeared and, after some confusion with the compère, unceremoniously proposed to drink a pint of brown ale without at any point using his hands… Martin Amis, Heavy Water
Origin of compère
early Medieval Latin
Compère literally means "godfather" in French. It entered English in the 1730s.