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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Other Words from cochair

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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Senator Nina Turner is a national cochair of the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign. Nina Turner, Vogue, "Why Universal Health Care, Higher Wages, and Free Public Education Are Crucial Issues for Black Women," 3 May 2019 Guests including cochair Stefano Tonchi, Martha Stewart, and Ulla Johnson gathered amid greenery arranged for the event by Bronson van Wyck, while the evening’s speakers took to a stage with a backdrop that featured bunches of carrots and radishes. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Edible Schoolyard NYC’s Spring Benefit Gathered the City’s Best Chefs to Honor Alice Waters," 16 Apr. 2019 As for our current cultural compass, DuVernay, who was recently named cochair of Prada’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, takes the long view. Allison Glock, Marie Claire, "The Change Makers: Constance Wu, Ava DuVernay, and Jessica Chastain," 7 Mar. 2019 The exhibition will be made possible by Gucci and the iconoclastic Michele will serve as cochair alongside Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Anna Wintour. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "A Met Gala Is Born! Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, and Serena Williams Will Cochair Fashion’s Biggest Night in 2019—Here’s What It Means," 12 Oct. 2018 Rodney Singleton, 57, who lives near the church and is cochair of the Highland Park Project Review Committee, which coordinates local advocacy, was upbeat about developments with the church Wednesday. Jamie Halper,, "Roxbury church gets new chance at preservation," 11 July 2018 Toward that end, Suffolk CEO John Fish will be joined by Kimberly Vaughan and Angus Leary, two of Fish’s top lieutenants as event cochairs., "Field is narrowed to three for the 3rd annual Aurora Prize," 15 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of cochair

1967, in the meaning defined above

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