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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese comprador (buyer), from comprar (to buy) + -dor ((agent)), from Latin comparō (I buy).

In Far East, originally applied to native servants in European households, later to native managers in European businesses.[1]

NounEdit

comprador (plural compradors)

  1. An intermediary.
  2. A native of a colonised country who acts as the agent of the coloniser.
  3. (nautical) A ship's chandler in the Far East.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). “Comprador”. Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

comprar +‎ -dor, or from Late Latin compārator, compāratōrem, from Latin compārō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

comprador m (plural compradores, feminine compradora, feminine plural compradoras)

  1. buyer (person who makes purchases)
  2. customer

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

comprar +‎ -dor, or from Late Latin compārator, compāratōrem, from Latin compārō.

AdjectiveEdit

comprador (feminine singular compradora, masculine plural compradores, feminine plural compradoras)

  1. buying

NounEdit

comprador m (plural compradores, feminine compradora)

  1. buyer

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