1 of 2

noun (1)

com·​peer ˈkäm-ˌpir How to pronounce compeer (audio)
kəm-ˈpir How to pronounce compeer (audio)


2 of 2

noun (2)

: equal, peer
compeer transitive verb obsolete

Examples of compeer in a Sentence

Noun (1) like so many of his twentysomething compeers, he just had to get a tattoo Noun (2) contends that no military commander of modern times ranks as the compeer of Alexander the Great

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French cumpere, literally, godfather, from Medieval Latin compater, from Latin com- + pater father — more at father

Noun (2)

Middle English comper, from Anglo-French, from Latin compar, from compar, adjective, like — more at compare

First Known Use

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of compeer was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near compeer

Cite this Entry

“Compeer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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