Word of the day

The word for today is…

comrade (noun) – 1. A person who shares one’s interests or activities; a friend or companion.
2. often Comrade. A fellow member of a group, especially a fellow member of the Communist Party.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1590s, “one who shares the same room,” from Middle French camarade (16th century), from Spanish camarada “chamber mate,” originally “chamberful,” from Latin camera. In Spanish, a collective noun referring to one’s company. In 17th century, sometimes jocularly misspelled comrogue.

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Peter is a fourth-generation New Zealander, with his mother’s and father’s folks having arrived in New Zealand in the 1870s. He lives in Lower Hutt with his wife, three cats and assorted computers.

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