Meaning of “co-worker” in the English Dictionary

"co-worker" in English

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co-workernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkəʊˈwɜː.kər/ us /ˌkoʊˈwɝː.kɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Although Miss Anthony and her co-workers still believed that, with a true interpretation, women were voters under these amendments, they were obliged to accept the decision of the highest court of appeal. 
  • For in her they have come to lose one of their oldest and most distinguished co-workers. 
  • No man could have a more ideal co-worker. 
  • The bookseller and the librarian are not rivals, but co-workers. 
  • When the high chair was done the boys complimented their co-workers on the success of their first experiment. 

(Definition of “co-worker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"co-worker" in American English

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co-workernoun [ C ]

also coworker us /ˈkoʊˌwɜr·kər/

a person working with another worker, esp. as a partner or one who helps

(Definition of “co-worker” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"co-worker" in Business English

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co-workernoun [ C ]

US also coworker uk /ˌkəʊˈwɜːkər/ us

WORKPLACE a person who you work with, especially someone with a similar job or level of responsibility:

American workers in recent years have seen their co-workers laid off or downsized out of jobs.

(Definition of “co-worker” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)