supercargo

noun

su·​per·​car·​go ˌsü-pər-ˈkär-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce supercargo (audio)
ˈsü-pər-ˌkär-
: an officer on a merchant ship in charge of the commercial concerns of the voyage

Word History

Etymology

Spanish sobrecargo, from sobre- over (from Latin super-) + cargo cargo

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supercargo was in 1667

Dictionary Entries Near supercargo

Cite this Entry

“Supercargo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercargo. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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