cochair

noun co·chair \ ˌkō-ˈcher \
variants: or co-chair

Definition of cochair

plural cochairs or co-chairs
: one of two or more chairmen who preside jointly over something (such as a meeting, organization, committee, event, or department) : cochairman, cochairperson
  • A short while later she agreed to serve as honorary cochair of the Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure …
  • —Alan Pell Crawford
  • After a real estate client introduced her to George Herman House, she didn't hesitate to lend her support. She's been co-chair of the board for five years.
  • —Lisa Rainford
  • … today she is the department chair of the Foreign Language department and co-chair of the English as a Second Language department …
  • —Leah Carey

cochair

or co-chair transitive verb
    • … a new antidrug commission—cochaired by a corporate leader and a high-ranking administration official …
    • Newsweek

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First Known Use of cochair

1967

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