or co·host

[ verb koh-hohst, koh-hohst; noun koh-hohst ]

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to host (a program) jointly with at least one other person:

    It’s a daily talk show co-hosted by three women.

    They were a beloved comedy duo who cohosted on radio for 14 years before taking their variety hour to television.


  1. a person who hosts a program jointly with at least one other person:

    Everyone was surprised when his co-host left the show at the peak of its popularity.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of co-host1

First recorded in 1905–10 for the noun; co- ( def ) + host 1( def )

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Example Sentences

He credits late comedian Eric Tunney, his co-host after Williams moved to Hollywood, with helping define Ed.

Earlier this week, photos of Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan, former The View co-host Jenny McCarthy, and others hit the web.

The former Today co-host Deborah Norville spoke after Stern.

Scarborough, now a co-host of the unreasonably peppy “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, is a former congressman from Florida.

Co-host Savannah Guthrie and news reader Natalie Morales donned latex gloves in celebration of the procedure.


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