Definition of confrère in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkänˌfrer/
Pronunciation: /känˈfrer/
(also confrere)


A fellow member of a profession; a colleague: executives from the four broadcast television networks, along with their cable confreres
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  • For the fine people at the International Association for Human Values, and their confrères at Canada's Art of Living Foundation, the word ‘holistic’ is spelt with five Hs.
  • Then the two confrères in evil would flee by helicopter (with me in the back seat, did they but know it) from the top floor of the Presidential Palace as the jubilant mob broke down the door and stormed up the stairs.
  • If exposure to forbidden freedoms aroused in him and his confrères unconscious rage at their own repression, what better way to ward off the devil than to redirect that rage against it?


Mid 18th century: French, from medieval Latin confrater, from con- 'together with' + frater 'brother'.

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Syllabification: con·frère

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