co·​work·​ing ˈkō-ˌwər-kiŋ How to pronounce coworking (audio)
variants or less commonly co-working
: being, relating to, or working in a building where multiple tenants (such as entrepreneurs, start-ups, or nonprofits) rent working space (such as desks or offices) and have the use of communal facilities
coworking spaces/individuals
the coworking trend
With growing frequency, new startups are popping up across cities looking to turn under-utilized brick-and-mortar or commercial space into low-cost co-working options.Arman Tabatabai
coworking noun
or less commonly co-working
Co-working took hold in the last decade on the West Coast to accommodate the growing number of independent workers who wanted to escape the loneliness of working at home. Tanya Mohn

Examples of coworking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or host a mini-coworking session in your own home. Flora Tsapovsky,, 10 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

2007, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coworking was in 2007

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Cite this Entry

“Coworking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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