co·work·er | \ˈkō-ˌwər-kər \
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worker went out for drinks with her coworkers after work So instead of serving your family, friends and even co-workers outdated, calorie-laden foods, treat them to this new cuisine.— Charlotte Lyons

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Synonyms for coworker


associate, colleague

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Examples of coworker in a Sentence

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The advice that Cash got from his coworker was solid., "Sorry To Bother You," 10 July 2018 Repunte was 36 at the time of the shooting and was restrained by a coworker until police took her into custody. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Female active shooters are rare, FBI data shows: A look back at some notable cases," 4 Apr. 2018 Many of her coworkers from her days in the State Office Building became life-long friends., "Josephine Leonard," 27 May 2018 Play solo or build a team of friends and coworkers and pick from over 100 weekly (just not on Saturdays) trivia events around the city. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "A guide to 100-plus trivia nights in Chicago," 10 Apr. 2018 Some of my coworkers decided to put together a little thing about what their favorite rides were at Kings Island. Bob Strickley,, "3 headlines you may have missed: Pedal Wagon in NKY, Macy's CEO makes how much, Smurf ride," 9 Apr. 2018 The case against Kelley began in April when one of her coworkers said she was nearly struck by a reckless driver in the parking lot of the department's off-site dispatch center, Brydle said. Cory Shaffer,, "Cuyahoga County sheriff's dispatcher indicted on charges of illegally accessing police database," 29 Jan. 2018 He and his coworkers wear T-shirts that say MOON FIRST, a core company belief about the best destination for NASA's next mission and another way in which Dave Masten differs from the industry's famous billionaires. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Rocket Man Who Wants To Beat the Billionaires," 14 Oct. 2015 His cousin Chaja Goldberg, number 295, was also there, along with a friend and former coworker of his. Emanuella Grinberg, Smithsonian, "When a Bavarian Monastery Provided a Home to Jewish Refugees," 11 July 2018

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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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