CEO

noun
\ ˌsē-(ˌ)ē-ˈō How to pronounce CEO (audio) \

Definition of CEO

: the executive with the chief decision-making authority in an organization or business

First Known Use of CEO

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for CEO

chief executive officer

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“CEO.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/CEO. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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CEO

noun

English Language Learners Definition of CEO

: the person who has the most authority in an organization or business

CEO

noun
\ ˌsē-ē-ˈō How to pronounce CEO (audio) \

Legal Definition of CEO

: the executive with the chief decision-making authority in an organization or business

History and Etymology for CEO

chief executive officer

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