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.
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- 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)