Definition of compadre in English:

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compadre

Pronunciation: /kɒmˈpɑːdreɪ/

noun (plural compadres)

informal, chiefly US
A way of addressing or referring to a friend or companion: if you lose this, I’ll have you dangling from the tallest tree, compadre
More 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

Spanish, literally 'godfather', hence 'benefactor, friend'. Compare with compère and gossip.

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Line breaks: com|padre

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