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[koh-wur-ker, koh-wur-] /ˈkoʊˌwɜr kər, koʊˈwɜr-/
a fellow worker; colleague.
1635-45; co- + worker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • My coworkers would then walk by and give him attention or a small treat whenever he was quiet and calm.
  • To be better in our private lives, to be better friends and neighbors and coworkers and parents.
  • If any coworkers showed up late today with bags under the eyes, don't buy their flimsy excuses.
  • All of my coworkers complemented me a lot on my family, morals, and work ethic.
  • Instead of sending emails to coworkers, get up and walk over to their desks.
  • One of my coworkers had his hand shattered by a falling barrel.
  • Additionally, obviously a section of this tenure-trap-destroy is much dependent on the politics with the coworkers.
  • College faculty members who are bullied or abused by coworkers often feel they must either suffer through it or quit.
  • Adding your boss or coworkers to a business trip can be fraught with issues.
  • They come from friends, friends-of-friends, friends-of-friends-of-friends and coworkers.
Word Origin and History for coworkers



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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