co·​host | \(ˌ)kō-ˈhōst \
variants: or co-host
plural cohosts or co-hosts

Definition of cohost 

: one of two or more people who host something (such as a television show) together As cohost of the network's late-night wrap-ups of its Winter Olympics coverage, the effervescent Sullivan drew nothing but encomiums— Harry F. Waters The one-hour show, airing weekday mornings on ABC, includes a 15-minute discussion among the four co-hosts about that day's "hot topics" …— Josh Young The third annual West Texas Salute to Veterans has been scheduled … . Co-hosts for the event are Lubbock National Bank and Silent Wings Museum.— Ray Westbrook

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Other Words from cohost

cohost or co-host verb, transitive + intransitive
Publicly Moscow supports North Korea's demand to cohost the Games. Newsweek So why does he co-host a weekly podcast about American University basketball? — Dan Steinberg The sneaker giant is lending its name to what could develop into a massive promotional sporting event co-hosted by the City of Portland, Ore. … — Melanie Wells

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Her cohost, Brandon Maxwell, held court in a simple black shirt and jeans, occasionally waving a large paper fan. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Brandon Maxwell and Linda Fargo Celebrate All-Black Everything at the Launch of Noir at Bergdorf Goodman," 7 Sep. 2018 Connor McKnight, another Game alumnus, was installed as Dan Bernstein’s midday cohost in March during another major upheaval at The Score under deCastro. Phil Rosenthal,, "Brian Hanley out as Mike Mulligan's WSCR-AM morning cohost, sources say," 3 July 2018 Though Scarlett Johansson and SNL Weekend Update cohost Colin Jost have been quietly dating for months, the low-key pair kept things under the radar until last night’s Los Angeles event. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Make It Official on the Avengers Red Carpet," 24 Apr. 2018 Noori heads upstairs to get her hair and makeup done, then joins her cohost, Shamla Niazi, for their two-hour morning talk show. Sophia Jones, Glamour, "A Look Inside the First All-Female TV News Station in Afghanistan," 21 Feb. 2018 Olczyk, 51, who’s also a hockey and horse racing commentator for NBC Sports, will join Kaplan as cohost on the 9 a.m.-to-noon weekday WMVP-AM 1000 program typically on Mondays and Fridays. Phil Rosenthal,, "Eddie Olczyk to keep David Kaplan company on ESPN 1000's 'Kap & Co.' twice a week," 19 June 2018 Ratings for the telecast have gone up since cohosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill departed and their experimental format was abandoned. Phil Rosenthal,, "If the U.S. Supreme Court lets states legalize sports betting, media might make a wager," 11 May 2018 In an interview on the Eater Upsell podcast, the chef and restaurateur discussed her relationship with the former Chew cohost. Jessica Fecteau,, "Giada De Laurentiis Opens Up About Her Friendship with Mario Batali Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations," 18 Apr. 2018 Douglas rebuilt his media career in Atlanta, at first working nights on 92.9 The Game, then moving to mornings with cohost John Fricke. Les Bowen,, "Hugh Douglas still roots for the Eagles, even as an Atlanta radio host," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of cohost

1908, in the meaning defined above

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