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compadre

godfather; close friend, buddy

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com·pa·dre

 (kəm-pä′drā)

n. Chiefly Southwestern US

A close friend or associate; a companion.


[Spanish, joint father, godfather, friend, from Medieval Latin compater, joint priest, godfather : Latin com-, com- + Latin pater, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.]

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compadre

(kɒmˈpɑːdreɪ; kəm-)

n

Southwestern US a male friend

[from Spanish: godfather, from Medieval Latin compater, from Latin com- with + pater father]

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com•pa•dre

(kəmˈpɑ dreɪ)

n. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.

a friend, companion, or close associate.

[1825–35, Amer.; compater; see compère]

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