cochairperson

noun
co·​chair·​per·​son | \ ˌkō-ˈcher-ˌpər-sən How to pronounce cochairperson (audio) \
plural cochairpersons

Definition of cochairperson

: one of two or more chairmen who preside jointly over something (such as a meeting, organization, committee, event, or department): cochair, cochairman She was also cochairperson, along with the New York City parks commissioner, of the Evenings-by-the-River committee …— William Edward Nelson He is cochairperson of the Colorado chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network …— Wallace Swan

Examples of cochairperson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under federal law, regional commissions must include a cochairperson appointed by the president and members include the governors of every state involved in the program. BostonGlobe.com, "“We don’t have earmarks specifically anymore,” Cicilline said. “I think, in a lot of ways, these regional commissions have been a creative way to brings funds to states that comes with flexibility” in the ways the money can be used.," 16 Nov. 2019 From left, Ed Reardon and Ruth Kurisu, cochairpersons of the car show; JD Duncan, show creator; Gunnry Sgt. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Corvette buffs run car show to help injured vets," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cochairperson

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Cochairperson.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cochairperson. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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