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comradery

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noun com·rad·ery \ˈkäm-ˌra-d(ə-)rē, -rə-drē, -ˌrā-d(ə-)rē\

Definition of comradery



Examples of comradery in a sentence

  1. <the special comradery that exists between soldiers that have experienced the crucible of combat together>



Comradery vs. camaraderie: Is there a difference?

Comradery and its much more common synonym camaraderie come from the French word camarade, which means "comrade," and whose Middle French ancestor was also the source for our word comrade. In Middle French, camarade was used to mean "roommate," "companion," or "a group sleeping in one room." It traces to the Late Latin word camera, meaning "chamber." Comradery was formed by attaching the -ry suffix (as found in wizardry and citizenry) to comrade.

Origin and Etymology of comradery

(see camaraderie)


First Known Use: 1879


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