co·​work·​er | \ ˈkō-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce coworker (audio) \
variants: or co-worker
plural coworkers or co-workers

Definition of coworker

: one who works with another : a fellow worker went out for drinks with her coworkers after work So instead of serving your family, friends and even co-workers outdated, calorie-laden foods, treat them to this new cuisine.— Charlotte Lyons

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Recent Examples on the Web But the judge determined Wilson’s former coworkers would not give him the same treatment that Castleberry got. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County jail guard pleads guilty to assaulting inmate whose teeth were knocked out, gets probation," 19 Feb. 2020 According to the complaint, Sutton in September 2018 invited her black coworker and his 5-year-old son over toher house to play with her two daughters, ages 2 and 9. Nicquel Terry Ellis, USA TODAY, "'Not just immoral, also illegal': Georgia woman evicted after black family visits settles with landlords for $150k," 13 Feb. 2020 Jeremy Roenick will not be returning to NBC Sports after his suspension for making inappropriate comments about coworkers. CBS News, "Jeremy Roenick out at NBC Sports after sexually suggestive comments about coworkers," 13 Feb. 2020 Allowing Palestinians to see Jews as coworkers rather than the enemy is aiding in the commission of war crimes? David Harsanyi, National Review, "The United Nations Once Again Proves Its Anti-Semitism," 13 Feb. 2020 All those pieces of evidence listed above could also be explained by Weber and LaPlaca being coworkers who are bonded by their time on the show. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Did Peter Weber Fall for a Producer on 'The Bachelor'?," 11 Feb. 2020 Share your fastest time with friends, family, or coworkers. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, "Race an Acura NSX and RDX for Free with Acura's New Retro Arcade Game," 7 Feb. 2020 What matters to Engelbert is how a prospective employee will treat their coworkers and customers. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "Ann Arbor restaurant owner judges employees on 2 things," 6 Feb. 2020 How warm and funny my dad’s Saudi coworkers and friends were. Keija Parssinen, The New York Review of Books, "The US–Saudi Story, Through the Eyes of an Aramco ‘Brat’," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of coworker

circa 1643, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coworker was circa 1643

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22 Feb 2020

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“Coworker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coworker

: a person who works at the place where you work : someone you work with

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