ca·​ma·​ra·​de·​rie | \ ˌkäm-ˈrä-d(ə-)rē How to pronounce camaraderie (audio) , ˌkam-, ˌkä-mə-, ˌka-, -ˈra- \

Definition of camaraderie

: a spirit of friendly good-fellowship

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Get Friendly With the History of Camaraderie

Camaraderie comes from French camarade, which is also the source of English's comrade, meaning "friend or associate." Camarade means "roommate," "companion," or "a group sleeping in one room." It is related to Latin camera, meaning "chamber."

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Jackson excels at building camaraderie with his teammates. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 15 May 2022 The key is to foster the feeling of connection and camaraderie and to reinforce the feeling of team spirit within your employees. Dmitrii Kustov, Forbes, 13 May 2022 There was a feeling of something coming unglued and a sense that all of it was hurtling toward a decisive break, but also a camaraderie among journalists who, despite other disagreements, were similarly disturbed by the ugly circus in Washington. David Faris, The Week, 12 May 2022 There was a palpable excitement and easy camaraderie in the fourth-floor rehearsal room in Milwaukee. Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, 12 May 2022 While some users were distraught at the precipitous drop in Luna this week, other users found camaraderie in the situation on Reddit, replying to other members of the forum and telling them that the best thing is to move on to the next project. Marco Quiroz-gutierrez, Fortune, 11 May 2022 It can be used for relaxation or meetings, including gatherings of the beer club or the scotch guild, whose members gather for tastings and camaraderie. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 Indoor climbing offers physical, social and psychological benefits, including camaraderie, according to a US Department of Veterans Affairs study on adaptive rock climbing for those with disabilities. Melanie Radzicki Mcmanus, CNN, 5 May 2022 Still, there’s a unique camaraderie among projectionists past and present., 28 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of camaraderie

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camaraderie

French, from camarade comrade

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“Camaraderie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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