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A brazilian expression. It basically means to use improvised methods / solutions to solve a problem, with any avaiable material.

English equivalents would include "McGyverism", "Kludge","Quick Fix", "Alternative Engineering", "Workaround", and so on.
Person 1: I fixed the shower, go take a look at it!
Person 2: What's with all those wires? Thats one hell of a gambiarra you did!
Person 1: Hey, at least it works!... kinda.

Person 1: Thank goodness you made the car work again! have you made a gambiarra?
Person 2: I prefer to call it 'alternative engineering'
by Shareazu2 October 03, 2013
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A jack off buddy (from 'cum' /'come', meaning 'semen', and 'companion'); a friend that you get together with for sessions of solo or mutual masturbation
Variant of: cumpanion (from 'companion' & 'cum'); jack off buddy & wank bud & JO buddy
Similar to: fuck buddy
My bf and I used to really get it on together, but now it's just the occasional cumpadre wank
by Gladys Pipps-Knightley May 14, 2007
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