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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: compère 'godfather, compere'

compere

noun
     
com‧pere [countable] British English
A someone who introduces the people who are performing in a television programme, theatre show etc [= host American English]
compere verb [intransitive and transitive]
Ballentine will compere the show.
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