co·​chair | \ˌkō-ˈcher \
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

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The cochairs flitted around the event, a party that has been in the works for about a year. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Thanks to Valentino, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Annual Fall Party Was Especially Chic," 8 Nov. 2018 There needs to be a broader conversation that contextualizes the difference between mental health and mental illness, says Brooklyn councilman Jumaane D. Williams, a cochair of the Gun Violence Task Force. Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue, "Gun Violence and Mental Illness: What You Need to Know," 23 Mar. 2018 However, one notable celebrity—and onetime cochair of the event—was missing from the crowd: Taylor Swift. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "While Everyone Else Was Decked Out for the Met Gala, Taylor Swift Was Wearing Reformation in the Desert," 8 May 2018 Essentially, the law says that internet service providers are highways that goods travel over, said Amy Goldsmith, the cochair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Tarter, Krinsky, and Drogin. Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, "Amazon May Have a Counterfeit Problem," 20 Apr. 2018 For transgender people like Kasey Suffredini, cochair of the Freedom for All Massachusetts campaign, the law offers protection that helps him get through his daily life. Stephanie Ebbert,, "Mass. is about to be a battleground over transgender rights," 17 Apr. 2018 Hosted by party cochairs Wes Gordon, Paul Arnhold, Nell Diamond, and Laura de Gunzburg, among others, attendees included Sarah Arison, Sarah Hoover, Timo Weiland, Julia Arnhold, and Shiona Turini. Noor Brara, Vogue, "A Youthful Crowd Gathered at the Guggenheim for Its Annual Young Collectors Party," 13 Apr. 2018 And there were four cochairs: Tamika D. Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Bland. Deborah Afshani, Glamour, "How the Women’s March Organizers Sparked a Movement—and They're Still Fighting for You," 30 Oct. 2017 And at their annual gala at Cipriani Wall Street last night, cochairs Jacqueline Bradley, Kathryn Chenault, Carol Sutton Lewis, and Dr. Amelia Ogunlesi presided over an evening that celebrated visionary talent. Vogue, "The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Annual Gala Raises More Than $2 Million," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cochair

1967, in the meaning defined above

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