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compere

noun com·pere \ˈkäm-ˌper\

Definition of compere

chiefly British

  1. :  the master of ceremonies of an entertainment (as a television program)



Variants of compere

or com·père play \ˈkäm-ˌper\

Origin of compere

French compère, literally, godfather — more at compeer


First Known Use: 1914


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compere

verb com·pere

Definition of compere

com·pered or com·pèredcom·per·ing or com·pèr·ing

chiefly British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to act as compere for

  3. intransitive verb
  4. chiefly British :  to act as a compere



1933

First Known Use of compere

1933

Variants of compere

or compère

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