co·​chair | \ ˌkō-ˈcher How to pronounce cochair (audio) \
variants: or co-chair
plural cochairs or co-chairs

Definition of cochair

: 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

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

Examples of cochair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two committee cochairs, Senator Marc Pacheco and Representative Danielle Gregoire, did not seem eager to endorse the sale after fielding concerns from Back Bay civic leaders. Jon Chesto,, "Proposed Hynes sale runs into political difficulty at the State House," 27 Jan. 2020 Curated by Cliff, along with cochairs Arianna Huffington and David Agus, this fascinating event explores the collision of the health and tech businesses. Alan Murray, Fortune, "This Beauty Company Doesn’t Do Business in China," 8 Jan. 2020 The firm already has a number of other local investors on board, including Bain Capital cochair Steve Pagliuca, Morningside Group CEO Gerald Chan, and Red Sox executives Mike Gordon and Sam Kennedy. Jon Chesto,, "For Pozen, MIT prize is a long-deserved tribute to mom," 17 Dec. 2019 But when Senator Elizabeth Warren asked Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley—dual citizen of the United States and #BachelorNation—to be a cochair of her presidential campaign, Pressley did feel chosen. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "What Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Cochairs Have Learned on the Trail," 11 Feb. 2020 That’s why his campaign’s national cochair, former state senator from Ohio Nina Turner, is a good bet. Fortune Staff, Fortune, "2020 Crystal Ball: Predictions for the Economy, Politics, Technology, and More," 2 Dec. 2019 Kris Carter, cochair of Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, said the city may focus on finding space for on-demand delivery services, such as GrubHub and UberEats, as well as restaurant deliveries, through the pilot program., "the Boston Globe Spotlight Team tracked," 9 Dec. 2019 Evers sent a letter Thursday to the committee cochairs, urging them to make available the funding that has been pending for four months. USA TODAY, "Surfboard proposal, Duke dorm opossum, Sky Bar’s back: News from around our 50 states," 15 Nov. 2019 James Winnefeld, a cochair of the nonprofit SAFE Project lost his college-age son to fentanyl-laden heroin in 2017. Rebecca Tan, Longreads, "Paul Clarke Wants to Live," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cochair

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Cochair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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