[koh-wur-ker, koh-wur-]


a fellow worker; colleague.

Origin of coworker

First recorded in 1635–45; co- + worker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for co-worker

Contemporary Examples of co-worker

Historical Examples of co-worker

  • 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.

  • I feel that it is half the happiness of life to be able to be a co-worker with him.


    George Cary Eggleston

British Dictionary definitions for co-worker



a fellow worker; associate
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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