Monday, August 27, 2012
compère noun [KOM-pair] A host, master of ceremonies, or the like, especially of a stage revue or television program.
Definitions for compère
- A host, master of ceremonies, or the like, especially of a stage revue or television program.
- 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…"
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…
Origin of compère
early Medieval Latin
Compère literally means "godfather" in French. It entered English in the 1730s.