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

Definition of cochairperson

: one of two or more chairpersons who preside jointly over something (such as a meeting, organization, committee, event, or department): cochair 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., 16 Nov. 2019 From left, Ed Reardon and Ruth Kurisu, cochairpersons of the car show; JD Duncan, show creator; Gunnry Sgt. Linda Mcintosh,, 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cochairperson

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Cochairperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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