cochair

noun
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 chairpersons who preside jointly over something (such as a meeting, organization, committee, event, or department) : 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

Other Words from cochair

cochair or co-chair transitive verb cochaired or co-chaired; cochairing or co-chairing; cochairs or co-chairs
… 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 Diehl, who served as the honorary state cochair of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has leaned into the former president’s brand throughout his run. Samantha J. Gross, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2022 Turner had been a national cochair for Sanders' presidential run and often harshly criticized the eventual nominee, Biden. Marnie Hunter, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 Turner had been a national cochair for Sanders' presidential run and often harshly criticized the eventual nominee, Biden. Marnie Hunter, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 Carreiro is running in a Democratic primary against Jennifer T. Rourke, a Black woman who is cofounder and cochair of the progressive Rhode Island Political Cooperative. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2022 Turner had been a national cochair for Sanders' presidential run and often harshly criticized the eventual nominee, Biden. Marnie Hunter, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 Davis was a cochair of Trump’s 2020 Illinois campaign but voted to certify the 2020 presidential election results. Will Weissert, BostonGlobe.com, 29 June 2022 Turner had been a national cochair for Sanders' presidential run and often harshly criticized the eventual nominee, Biden. Marnie Hunter, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 The author is the cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates, CNN, 24 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cochair

1967, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2022

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“Cochair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cochair. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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