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comrade

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noun com·rade \ˈkäm-ˌrad, -rəd, especially British -ˌrād\

Simple Definition of comrade

  • : 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. 1 a :  an intimate friend or associate :  companion b :  a fellow soldier

  2. 2 [from its use as a form of address by communists] :  communist

com·rade·li·ness play \-lē-nəs\ noun
com·rade·ly adjective
com·rade·ship play \-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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