compere

noun
com·​pere | \ ˈkäm-ˌper How to pronounce compere (audio) \
variants: or compère

Definition of compere

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British
: the master of ceremonies of an entertainment (such as a television program)

compere

verb
variants: or compère
compered or compèred; compering or compèring

Definition of compere (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

chiefly British : to act as compere for

intransitive verb

chiefly British : to act as a compere

Examples of compere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb For Pugh’s night of extravaganza, Matyouz LaDurée compered the dance-off and Loffe Ninja of the Swedish House of Ninja worked the turntables. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 16 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of compere

Noun

1914, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1933, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for compere

Noun

French compère, literally, godfather — more at compeer

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The first known use of compere was in 1914

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“Compere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compere. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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