co·​mak·​er (ˌ)kō-ˈmā-kər How to pronounce comaker (audio)
: one that participates in an agreement
specifically : one who stands to meet a financial obligation in the event of the maker's default

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comaker was circa 1934

Dictionary Entries Near comaker

Cite this Entry

“Comaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition


: one of two or more persons who sign an instrument to indicate a promise to pay a financial obligation

Note: Any co-maker may be sued for the entire amount of the indebtedness, although a co-maker who is forced to pay more than his or her share may seek contribution from the other co-makers.

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