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n. Chiefly Southwestern US
A close friend or associate; a companion.

[Spanish, joint father, godfather, friend, from Medieval Latin compater, joint priest, godfather : Latin com-, com- + Latin pater, father; see pəter- in Indo-European roots.]


(kɒmˈpɑːdreɪ; kəm-)
Southwestern US a male friend
[from Spanish: godfather, from Medieval Latin compater, from Latin com- with + pater father]


(kəmˈpɑ dreɪ)

n. Chiefly Southwestern U.S.
a friend, companion, or close associate.
[1825–35, Amer.; < American Spanish; Sp: godfather < early Medieval Latin compater; see compère]
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