coauthor

[ koh-aw-ther, koh-aw- ]
/ koʊˈɔ θər, ˈkoʊˌɔ- /
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noun

one of two or more joint authors.

verb (used with object)

to write in joint authorship.

Nearby words

  1. coatsworth,
  2. coattail,
  3. coattail effect,
  4. coattails,
  5. coatzacoalcos,
  6. coax,
  7. coaxal,
  8. coaxial,
  9. coaxial cable,
  10. cob

Origin of coauthor

First recorded in 1860–65; co- + author

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British Dictionary definitions for coauthor

coauthor

/ (kəʊˈɔːθə) /

noun

a person who shares the writing of a book, article, etc, with another

verb

(tr) to be the joint author of (a book, article, etc)
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Word Origin and History for coauthor

coauthor

n.

also co-author, from co- + author. From 1948 as a verb. Related: Coauthored; coauthoring.

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