From late Middle English comered, from Middle French camarade, from Spanish camarada or Italian camerata, from Medieval Latin *camarata, from Latin camara, camera (“a chamber”); see chamber. Compare camaraderie.
comrade (plural comrades)
- A mate, companion, or associate.
- A companion in battle; fellow soldier.
- A fellow socialist, communist or other very politically leftist person.
- Hello, comrade. Are you going to the CCP meeting?
- A title, functionally similar to "Mr.", "Mrs.", "Miss", "Ms." etc, in left-wing circles.
- Comrade Lenin inspired our people to undertake great works.
mate, companion, or associate
companion in battle, fellow soldier
title used by a Communist regime
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- comrade in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- comrade in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911