co·​work·​er ˈkō-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce coworker (audio)
variants or co-worker
plural coworkers or co-workers
: 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So instead of serving your family, friends and even co-workers outdated, calorie-laden foods, treat them to this new cuisine.Charlotte Lyons

Examples of coworker in a Sentence

my coworkers and I often send facetious e-mails to one another
Recent Examples on the Web And Gen Z’s instinct to socialize with their coworkers is far from a bad thing for companies. Emma Burleigh, Fortune, 9 May 2024 Voter Martin says her remote coworkers outside Georgia regularly ask her about the Trump case. Sam Gringlas, NPR, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for coworker 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1643, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coworker was circa 1643

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“Coworker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a fellow worker

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