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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
Kompali means compadres or friends in Nahuatl, an indigenous Mexican dialect; the name refers to owners Karlos Soriano and Paco Villar.
Their compadres in the Senate, of course, have left them out there on the limb while the country cranks up the old Stihl.
Sherman and Green have not gained any compadres in their effort during the intervening month despite a whirlwind of developments in the ongoing saga of possible collusion between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russians.
But the rain held out, Metallica delivered, and fans got a show brimming with feel-good vibes from front man Hetfield and compadres.
Just Berry and some compadres holed up in his studio combining riffs and rhythm.
Hagar's usual compadre for the benefit, Metallic singer/guitarist James Hetfield, sent the crowd his regrets via video from a tour stop back east.
Mr. Colbert brought his old buffoonish conservative commentator character back, bearing a Captain America shield, with guest appearances by his old compadre Jon Stewart.
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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.
Synonymsalter ego, amigo, buddy, chum, friend, comrade, confidant, confidante, crony, familiar, intimate, mate [chiefly British], musketeer, pal
Related Wordsacquaintance; associate, cohort, colleague, companion, fellow, hearty, hobnobber, partner, peer, sport; blood brother, brother, main man, sister; abettor (also abetter), accomplice, ally, collaborator, confederate; pen pal; benefactor, supporter, sympathizer, well-wisher; friendly
Near Antonymsadversary, antagonist, competitor, opponent, rival; archenemy, nemesis
COMPADRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of compadre for English Language Learners
: a close friend
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