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Examples of compadre in a Sentence
How are you doing, compadre?
they're longtime compadres who have been through a lot together
Recent Examples of compadre from the Web
For the clients, this luxe enclosure is a gift to their feline compadres, providing a cat-only retreat from the owners’ puppy.
At The Wheel compadres with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Those are custom-madedrinking shoes, compadre, not to be worn to PTA meetings or swap-meets.
Dr Lewin, Dr Kress and their compadres would, if the EBP succeeds, be able to write a definitive version of the book of life—or, at least, of eukaryotic life.
Another Koch compadre, Justin O’Shea, was next door mixing cocktails made from his latest venture, a gin named Goldy.
As is the case with its compadres from automakers like Land Rover, BMW, and Jeep, the AMG GLS63 starts out as a relatively mild-mannered mainstream model.
Under Secretary of the Interior—and Elizabeth Windsor impersonator—Ryan Zinke and his faithful compadre at EPA, Scott (Sky King) Pruitt, have ensured it's open season on whatever can be pumped or dug out of the earth at a profit.
Kompali means compadres or friends in Nahuatl, an indigenous Mexican dialect; the name refers to owners Karlos Soriano and Paco Villar.
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Get Friendly With the Definition of compadre
In Spanish, a child's father and godfather are, to each other, "compadres" - that is, "co-fathers." "Compadre" is also a traditional term of reverence and friendship for a man. The equivalent feminine term in Spanish is comadre. "Compadre" and "comadre" appeared simultaneously in the work that gives us our first known use of "compadre" in English: "'Busy as common, comadre!' said Lopez as he entered, addressing the mother, 'late and early I can find you at work.' 'Yes, compadre,' was the answer." (Albert Pike, "A Mexican Tale," 1834). In English, compadre means "friend and can refer to a person of either sex." "Comadre" continues to appear occasionally in English contexts, but it is not yet well enough established to merit entry in English dictionaries.
COMPADRE Defined for English Language Learners
: a close friend
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