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 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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James Winnefeld, a cochair of the nonprofit SAFE Project lost his college-age son to fentanyl-laden heroin in 2017. Rebecca Tan, Longreads, "Paul Clarke Wants to Live," 3 Sep. 2019 Ferrante, the cochair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, rattled off the revenue numbers from several states that have legalized sports betting and focused on Rhode Island. Joshua Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "Don’t count on legal sports gambling in Mass. this football season," 29 Aug. 2019 Andrew Graff, cochair of the Ad Club’s executive committee, said Boston agencies are still competing on a national level. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Hometown advantage? Not for Boston’s ad agencies," 4 Aug. 2019 Barber, the other campaign cochair, said that to address the racial and economic injustices inflicted on poor and marginalized communities across the country, people in places that have been forgotten and dismissed are standing up to demand change. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit comeback is leaving poor behind, activists say," 22 Feb. 2018 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

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First Known Use of cochair

1967, in the meaning defined above

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