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[koh-wur-ker, koh-wur-] /ˈkoʊˌwɜr kər, koʊˈwɜr-/
a fellow worker; colleague.
Origin of coworker
First recorded in 1635-45; co- + worker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The artist is, by virtue of his high calling, a co-worker with God.

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
  • I realized more and more that she was indeed a God-given co-worker.

  • It was evident that while the doctor was the leader, the other was a co-worker who must be considered.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall
  • I was impressed by the fair-minded attitude of my co-worker.

    Our Part in the Great War Arthur Gleason
  • I feel that it is half the happiness of life to be able to be a co-worker with him.

    Juggernaut George Cary Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for co-worker


a fellow worker; associate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for co-worker



also co-worker, 1640s, from co- + worker (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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