from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The master of ceremonies, as of a television entertainment program or a variety show.
  • transitive v. To serve as master of ceremonies for.
  • intransitive v. To serve as the master of ceremonies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A master of ceremonies, especially for a television, variety or quiz show.
  • v. To act as compere.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
  • v. act as a master of ceremonies


French compère, from Old French, godfather, companion, from Medieval Latin compater : Latin com-, com- + Latin pater, father; see pater.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French compère. (Wiktionary)



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