Southwest a close friend; buddy
Origin of compadreSp, friend, literally , godfather ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin compater: see compère
nounChiefly Southwestern US
A close friend or associate; a companion.
Origin of compadreSpanish, joint father, godfather, friend, from Medieval Latin compater, joint priest, godfather : Latin com-, com- + Latin pater, father; see p&schwa;ter- in Indo-European roots.