Definition of commère in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmɛː/


A female compère.
Example sentences
  • The opera also includes three additional saints, a commère, a compère, and a chorus of attendant saints.
  • She also worked variously as a commère, magician's assistant, band singer, solo act and member of a touring road show.


Early 20th century: French, literally 'godmother', feminine of compère.

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