el compinche, la compinche
masculine or feminine noun
1. (colloquial) (friend) 
a. buddy (colloquial) (United States) 
Pedro es un compinche genial. Siempre está ahí cuando le necesitas.Pedro is a great buddy. He's always there when you need him.
b. mate (colloquial) (United Kingdom) 
Conocí a mis mejores compinches en el colegio y desde entonces somos inseparables.I met my best mates back in school and we have been inseparable ever since.
c. pal (colloquial) 
Esta noche salgo con mis compinches a beber un par de cervezas.I'm going out with my pals tonight to have a couple of beers.
2. (helper) 
Los compinches están acusados de ocultar información importante a la policía.The accomplices are accused of hiding important information from the police.
El ladrón tuvo dos compinches que le ayudaron a huir.The burglar had two partners in crime who helped him escape.
1. (general) 
a. mate (United Kingdom) 
b. buddy (United States) 
1 (amigo) pal (familiar); mate (familiar); buddy (familiar); (EEUU)
2 (cómplice) partner in crime; accomplice
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