compere

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From French compère.

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compere (plural comperes)

  1. (chiefly UK) A master of ceremonies, especially for a television, variety or quiz show.
    Every year I am the compere for our Church Quiz Night.
    • 2008, Kerry Katona, The Footballer's Wife, ISBN 9781407022178, page 157:
      The compere came onto the stage holding the gold envelope that contained the winner's name.
    • 2012, Steve Taberner, The Wigan Hammer: The Autobiography by Steve Taberner, AuthorHouse (2012), ISBN 9781468578713, page 249:
      Not only for his fighting expertise but also reminiscent of a compere in a cabaret show working the crowd, as a build up to the main event.
    • 2012, Sue Welfare, One Night Only, HarperCollins (2012), ISBN 9780007461721, unnumbered page:
      They were barely settled when the final song came to an end; the audience began to applaud and after a few more seconds the voice of the compere came over the PA.

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compere (third-person singular simple present comperes, present participle compering, simple past and past participle compered)

  1. (intransitive, transitive) To act as compere.
    I will be compering for next week's Village Fete.

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compere f

  1. plural form of compera

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