Definition of compadre in English:

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compadre

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpädrā/

noun (plural compadres)

informal, chiefly US
A way of addressing or referring to a friend or companion.
Example sentences
  • Put those rumors to rest, my toon-loving compadre.
  • Through a familiar process of chain migration, homeland relatives, neighbors, and friends joined compadres in specific Alabama towns and workplaces.
  • I have been to the tax office at Constant Spring Road all too often, and I know that this is the Tax Office that most of my friends and compadres visit.

Origin

Mid 19th century: Spanish, literally 'godfather', hence 'benefactor, friend'. Compare with compère and gossip.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: com·pa·dre

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