Definition of compadre in English:


Syllabification: com·pa·dre
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpädrā

noun (plural compadres)

informal , chiefly US
  • A way of addressing or referring to a friend or companion.
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    • 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.


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

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