cochairman

noun co·chair·man \ ˌkō-ˈcher-mən \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of cochairman

plural cochairmen
:one of two or more chairmen who preside jointly over something (such as a meeting, organization, committee, event, or department):cochair, cochairperson
  • … Simmons served as cochairman of the march, along with the Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III …
  • —Johnnie L. Roberts
  • The President today announced that he will nominate Carin Ann Clauss to be Solicitor of the Department of Labor. … She was cochairman of the Labor Committee of the Federal Bar Association in 1968 and 1972.
  • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1977

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First Known Use of cochairman

1894


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