co·​pro·​pri·​e·​tor (ˌ)kō-prə-ˈprī-ə-tər How to pronounce coproprietor (audio)
variants or co-proprietor
plural coproprietors or co-proprietors
: one of two or more joint proprietors
In fact, the personalities, quips, and shenanigans of coproprietors Ed Moose and Sam Deitsch have generated a spate of articles and sentimental "my-favorite-saloon" pieces that are the stuff of legends.Caroline Bates
Leah Chase, known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, has hosted countless TV shows, and is the co-proprietor of the restaurant that bears the name of her husband's parents.Dwight Brown

Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coproprietor was in 1796

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“Coproprietor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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