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[koh-wur-ker, koh-wur-] /ˈkoʊˌwɜr kər, koʊˈwɜr-/
a fellow worker; colleague.
Origin of coworker
1635-45; co- + worker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for coworker
  • People are talking about what he did, but on the show they said something about him threatening a coworker.
  • Interpersonal conflicts involved problems that led to arguments with another coworker.
  • Suddenly in the office down the hall a coworker would no longer laugh at the same old jokes.
  • He told the coworker that his contacts were unwelcome and should cease immediately.
  • He also admonished him and warned the coworker that he would be subject to severe action if he did not comply.
  • The forklift had become stuck in the dirt and a coworker was attempting to pull it out with a truck.
  • If you report an incident of security concern involving yourself or a coworker, you must do so in writing with signature and date.
Word Origin and History for coworker

also co-worker, 1640s, from co- + worker (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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