compere

noun
com·pere | \ˈkäm-ˌper \
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

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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