noun com·pa·dre \kəm-ˈpä-drā, -drē\

: a close friend

Full Definition of COMPADRE

:  a close friend :  buddy

Examples of COMPADRE

  1. How are you doing, compadre?
  2. <they're longtime compadres who have been through a lot together>

Origin of COMPADRE

Spanish, literally, godfather, from Medieval Latin compater — more at compeer
First Known Use: 1834


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