comrade


comrade
colleague, comrade
A colleague (etymologically ‘one chosen along with another’) is a fellow worker, typically a white-collar worker. The OED noted that the word was ‘not applied to partners in trade or manufacture’, i.e. blue-collar workers. A comrade was originally a ‘room-mate’ (via French from Spanish camarada). Members of the armed forces are comrades and not colleagues; and so formerly were (and to a limited exent still are) members of trade unions and of communist parties (who used ‘Comrade’ as a personal title in order to avoid bourgeois designations such as ‘Mr’).

Modern English usage. 2014.

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