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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French compère.

NounEdit

compère (plural compères)

  1. (chiefly Britain) Alternative form of compere
    • 1967, Michael Glenny, chapter 12, in The Master and Margarita, translation of Мастер и Маргарита by Mikhail Bulgakov, published 1938, ISBN 1 86046 154 9, page 142:
      It was Moscow’s best known compère, George Bengalsky.
    • 1984, Max Atkinson, Our Masters' Voices, page 27:
      The fact that compères routinely wait no more and no less than eight seconds before interrupting means that they decide at just that point that an audience has been clapping long enough, [...]
    • 2004-2005, Paul Ginsborg, Silvio Berlusconi, page 48:
      Suddenly compères were sipping coffee in the middle of their shows, [...]

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French comper, from Latin compater, compatrem (godfather).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

compère m (plural compères)

  1. partner, accomplice
  2. (obsolete) the godfather of one's child or the father of one's godchild

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