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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
His voice flat, Towers summed up not only his own state but that of his longtime compadre, manager Bruce Bochy.
This complements the boldly sculptural lighting design of Marc Newson, another longtime Alaïa collaborator and compadre.
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.
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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
Definition of compadre for English Language Learners
: a close friend
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