co·​head ˌkō-ˈhed How to pronounce cohead (audio)
variants or co-head
plural coheads or co-heads
: a director or leader who shares responsibilities with one or more other people
After fourteen years as cohead of Sotheby's American paintings department, Meilman left in 1984 …Anne E. Berman
cohead transitive verb
or co-head
coheaded or co-headed; coheading or co-heading
She co-headed the project with her father.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Solomon—who is known for working as a part-time DJ and taking a Gulfstream jet to the Bahamas for weekend getaways—took control of Goldman from Blankfein in 2018 after serving for a decade as cohead of the investment banking division and quickly turned to expanding Marcus. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2023 First, there was Michael Cavanagh, former cohead of investment banking at JPMorgan Chase and a top Jamie Dimon lieutenant, who joined Carlyle in March of 2014. Byluisa Beltran, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2023 That includes Amazon's senior vice president of North American stores Christine Beauchamp, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Xbox Sarah Bond, and Goldman Sachs' cohead of global wealth management Meena Flynn. Paige Mcglauflin, Fortune, 6 Oct. 2022 Nonetheless, months later the company also dismissed Gebru’s colleague and cohead of the A.I. ethics group, Margaret Mitchell. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 15 Sep. 2022 Dan Rabinow, cohead of CAA’s motion picture literary department, noted that major technology disruptions have happened in the past and artists have always ended up being paid. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2021 In the Foo Camp session, Stanford Law School’s Nate Persily, cohead of Social Science One, said that after 20 months of negotiations, Facebook was finally releasing the data to researchers. Steven Levy, Wired, 14 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cohead was in 1894

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“Cohead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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