[muhl-tee-task, -tahsk, muhl-tahy-]

verb (used without object)

Computers. (of a single CPU) to execute two or more jobs concurrently.
(of one person) to perform two or more tasks simultaneously.

Origin of multitask

First recorded in 1960–65; multi-+ task
Related formsmul·ti·task·er, nounmul·ti·task·ing, mul·ti-task·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for multitasker

Contemporary Examples of multitasker

  • Like her father, Ayla is a multitasker, as I found out after I made it through the vetting process.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Scott Brown's Second Job

    Richard Rushfield

    January 24, 2010

  • A multitasker who, by her own admission, can make the trains run on time.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Run, Jenny, Run!

    Kathleen Parker

    December 11, 2009

  • Lee Woodruff is a quintessential supermom, multitasker and irrepressible storyteller.

    The Daily Beast logo
    My Husband's Recovery—and Mine

    Sandra McElwaine

    April 21, 2009

British Dictionary definitions for multitasker


verb (intr)

to work at several different tasks simultaneously
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012