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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Com"rade
A mate, companion, or associate.

Etymology: Sp. camarada, fr. L. camara, a chamber; hence, a chamber-fellowship, and then a chamber-fellow: cf. F. camarade. Cf. Chamber

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement ("Greetings, comrade!")
  2. A friend who is frequently in the company of another ("comrades in arms")
  3. A fellow member of the Communist Party

From late Middle English comered, from Middle French camarade, from Spanish camarada or Italian camerata, from Medieval Latin *camarata, from Latin camara, camera (“a chamber”); see chamber. Compare camaraderie.

  1. A mate, companion, or associate.
  2. A companion in battle; fellow soldier.
  3. A fellow socialist, communist or other very politically leftist person.
    Hello, . Are you going to the Socialist Party meeting tonight?
  4. A gender-neutral title, functionally similar to "Mr.", "Mrs.", "Miss", "Ms." etc, in left-wing circles or in a socialist state.
    Lenin inspired our people to undertake great works.

Notable Persons Named Comrade

Comrade Artemio is a terrorist leader and guerilla. Comrade was given the name Florindo Eleuterio Flores Hala on September 8th, 1961. Comrade is also known as Comrade Artemio.


He breathed his last breath on August 11th, 2013.


Comrade was born on October 2nd, 1899 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He died on March 11th, 1981.


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Popularity of Comrade as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Comrade

  • When was the first name Comrade first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Comrade is Sunday, July 26th, 1908.
  • How unique is the name Comrade? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Comrade. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Comrade: Your name in reverse order is Edarmoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Maceodr. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Comrade born Aug 1, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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