compere

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See also: Compere and compère

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Etymology[edit]

A borrowing of French compère (partner, accomplice), from Old French comper, from Late Latin compater (godfather), from Latin com- (with) + pater (father).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒmpeə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑːmpeɹ/

Noun[edit]

compere (plural comperes)

  1. (chiefly Britain) 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, 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, 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, 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 emcee, to act as compere.
    I will be compering for next week's Village Fete.

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compere f

  1. plural of compera

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