comrade


com·rade

noun \ˈkäm-ˌrad, -rəd, especially British -ˌrād\

: a close friend you have worked with, been in the military with, etc.

Comrade —used as a title for a member of a communist party

Full Definition of COMRADE

1
a :  an intimate friend or associate :  companion
b :  a fellow soldier
2
[from its use as a form of address by communists] :  communist
com·rade·li·ness \-lē-nəs\ noun
com·rade·ly adjective
com·rade·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of COMRADE

  1. He enjoys spending time with his old army comrades.
  2. <the boy, and two others who are known to be his comrades, are wanted for questioning by the police>

Origin of COMRADE

Middle French camarade group sleeping in one room, roommate, companion, from Old Spanish camarada, from cámara room, from Late Latin camera, camara — more at chamber
First Known Use: 1544

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