supercargo

noun
su·​per·​car·​go | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈkär-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce supercargo (audio) , ˈsü-pər-ˌkär- \

Definition of supercargo

: an officer on a merchant ship in charge of the commercial concerns of the voyage

First Known Use of supercargo

1667, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for supercargo

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

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“Supercargo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercargo. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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