[ kuh-lab-uh-rey-ter ]
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  1. a person who works or cooperates with another on something; a coauthor, coproducer, etc.: She is currently at work on a new recording project with longtime collaborator Greg Timson.

  2. a person who cooperates with an enemy nation or force, especially with an enemy occupying one’s country: Her book gives a detailed account of postwar Poland’s legal retribution against its Nazi collaborators.

Origin of collaborator

First recorded in 1800–10; from French collaborateur, equivalent to Late Latin collabōrāt(us) (past participle of collabōrāre ) + -or2; see collaborate

Words Nearby collaborator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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