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A female compère.
- ‘The opera also includes three additional saints, a commère, a compère, and a chorus of attendant saints.’
- ‘She also worked variously as a commère, magician's assistant, band singer, solo act and member of a touring road show.’
Early 20th century: French, literally ‘godmother’, feminine of compère.
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