com·​rad·​ery ˈkäm-ˌra-d(ə-)rē How to pronounce comradery (audio)
: a feeling of friendliness, goodwill, and familiarity among the people in a group : camaraderie
… enjoyed the comradery of camping with his … friends.Kenneth H. Bruechert
A giant screen television phenomenon turns the cocktail hour or dinner into a scene of hilarity and warm comraderyThe Wall Street Journal
I hate gym as I would any class that culminated in a group shower with twenty-seven boys, each of whom felt it a sublime statement of comradery to flick the wet end of a towel against another's backside.Robert Morrison

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Comradery vs. camaraderie: Is there a difference?

Comradery and its much more common synonym camaraderie come from the French word camarade, which means "comrade," and whose Middle French ancestor was also the source for our word comrade. In Middle French, camarade was used to mean "roommate," "companion," or "a group sleeping in one room." It traces to the Late Latin word camera, meaning "chamber." Comradery was formed by attaching the -ry suffix (as found in wizardry and citizenry) to comrade.

Examples of comradery in a Sentence

the special comradery that exists between soldiers that have experienced the crucible of combat together
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Word History


see camaraderie

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of comradery was in 1862

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“Comradery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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