co·​sign·​er | \ ˈkō-ˌsī-nər How to pronounce cosigner (audio) \

Definition of cosigner

: cosignatory especially : a joint signer of a promissory note

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cosign \ ˈkō-​ˌsīn How to pronounce cosign (audio) \ verb

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Both senators are cosigners of the bill. My mother agreed to be a cosigner on my car loan.
Recent Examples on the Web By contrast, cosigners of the letter in favor of diversity statements were evenly split between men and women, and about 80% were white. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Mathematicians divided over faculty hiring practices that require proof of efforts to promote diversity," 14 Jan. 2020 The agreement was secured by four cosigners, three of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a previous court filing by his defense. Laura Cooper, WSJ, "Former Abraaj Executive Mustafa Abdel-Wadood Is Granted Bail in New York," 29 Apr. 2019 The rate and the amount available to borrow will depend on factors such as the borrower’s credit history, the credit quality of the cosigner if there is one, and the school’s cost. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, "The Pros and Cons of Federal vs. Private Student Loans," 1 Nov. 2018 These kinds of loans usually require a cosigner—often the parent—because most college-age students don’t have the necessary credit history to obtain a loan on their own. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, "Should a Parent or Student Take Out the College Loan?," 8 July 2018 Not only that, if the borrower has a cosigner on the loan, he or she could also be negatively affected. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, "Test Your Smarts on…Student Debt," 4 Mar. 2018 But for aspiring skippers who don't have the credit, collateral, or cosigner to secure a permit loan, regional fisheries trusts can fill a critical gap. Ann Robertson | Opinion, Anchorage Daily News, "Graying of the fleet has Alaska looking for young hands on deck," 13 Jan. 2018 With Iran and other cosigners of the deal evincing no enthusiasm to do so, the agreement is still in mortal danger. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "Reports: Trump to Give Iran Deal Another Reprieve," 12 Jan. 2018 With her mom Karen Laine, 57, as cosigner, Starsiak, 33, purchased a quaint fixer-upper in her hometown and the two got to work on a renovation. Emily Strohm,, "Meet the Feisty Mother-Daughter Duo Behind HGTV's Breakout Hit, Good Bones," 23 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of cosigner

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cosigner was circa 1903

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“Cosigner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cosigner

: a person who signs an official document (such as a loan, contract, or law) with another person : a person who cosigns something


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Legal Definition of cosigner

: cosignatory especially : a joint signer of a promissory note

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