camaraderie was our Word of the Day on 03/03/2016. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of camaraderie in a Sentence
- It is about the camaraderie of troops bound for Vietnam who as their leader warns, have one another and nothing but one another when they fall into hell. —Stanley Kauffmann, New Republic, 25 Mar. 2002
- … men on the sunny side of middle age, physical, competitive, used to the quick camaraderie of the team, be it a firefighting squad or a trading desk. —Robert Lipsyte, New York Times, 3 Feb. 2002
- Except for occasional bursts of camaraderie, which came like thunderstorms, we were never close. —W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe, 1982
- The best of adolescence was the intense male friendships—not only because of the cozy feelings of camaraderie they afforded … but because of the opportunity they provided for uncensored talk. —Philip Roth, Reading Myself and Others, 1975
There is great camaraderie among the teammates.
They have developed a real camaraderie after working together for so long.
Recent Examples of camaraderie from the Web
Just the camaraderie between the nations, the fact that the whole world has come together to form the greatest competition in the world.
That feeling of inclusiveness is intertwined with a deep camaraderie that goes back to curling's inception.
There was a flicker of camaraderie between the two last week on Riverdale and honestly, Kevin deserves every happiness.
And when Twitter reliably fires up its #bachelor tweets on Monday nights, there’s a camaraderie of women banding together, which is appealing in of itself.
If the infusion of this year’s free agents has helped build camaraderie, the return of Coughlin has brought discipline.
The two shared more than a few giggles over the mishap, effortlessly embodying the type of I've-got-your-back camaraderie that have become their signature.
When speaking to Duchovny and Anderson, the sense of camaraderie and intimacy so palpable onscreen is just as evident in person.
What drives her isn’t the $10-an-hour pay but the professional camaraderie.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'camaraderie.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Get Friendly With the History of camaraderie
Camaraderie made its first appearance in English in the middle of the 19th century. It comes from camarade, the French word 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 derived by way of Old Spanish from the Late Latin camera, or camara, meaning "chamber." We also have the word comradery, which means the same thing as camaraderie but did not take the same etymological route as its synonym. That word, formed by attaching the -ry suffix (as found in wizardry and citizenry) to comrade, didn't appear in English until almost 40 years after camaraderie.
Origin and Etymology of camaraderie
First Known Use: 1840See Words from the same year
CAMARADERIE Defined for English Language Learners
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up camaraderie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).