col·​lab·​o·​ra·​tor | \ kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce collaborator (audio) \

Definition of collaborator

: a person who collaborates with another: such as
a : someone who works with another person or group With our students and collaborators, we have developed … a tool that couples a video camera with specialized computation.— Frédo Durand et al.
b : someone who assists an enemy (such as an invader or part of an occupying force) … the Germans had allies and collaborators who, whether from conviction or perceived necessity, sought a privileged place in Hitler's New Order.— Robert Skidelsky

Examples of collaborator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The track’s video was directed by Lamar and his frequent collaborator Dave Free, who is also Lamar’s partner at his new PgLang agency. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 9 May 2022 That’s according to Suga, who gave credit to PSY in an interview on his new collaborator’s YouTube channel. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 6 May 2022 Produced primarily by their longtime collaborator Pop Wansel, the album features delicate keys and guitar, brushed with gentle orchestral flourishes—sounds that feel like rinsing until the water runs clear. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 5 May 2022 If your collaborator has two left feet, there may be a dangerous disconnect from reality. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 Dietmann and his collaborator Sam Chow of the University of Warwick, having already solved a few key cases, posted a new paper making significant headway on June 28. Quanta Magazine, 21 Apr. 2022 The company later acknowledged that the second analysis was in fact conducted by its collaborator, Dr. Wang. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Kreamer and his collaborator Aaron Hammersley return as showrunners for the final season. Nick Romano,, 18 Apr. 2022 Music from his go-to music collaborator, composer Fumio Hayasaka, and anything and everything about Japanese culture and traditional music history — especially around the Edo period in Japan. Josh Chesler, SPIN, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of collaborator

1802, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2022

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“Collaborator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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