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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-wur-ker, koh-wur-]
    • /ˈkoʊˌwɜr kər, koʊˈwɜr-/
    • /ˌkəʊˈwɜː.kər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-wur-ker, koh-wur-]
    • /ˈkoʊˌwɜr kər, koʊˈwɜr-/

Definitions of co-worker word

  • countable noun co-worker Your co-workers are the people you work with, especially people on the same job or project as you. 3
  • noun co-worker a fellow worker; associate 3
  • noun co-worker a fellow worker 3
  • noun co-worker a fellow worker; colleague. 1
  • abbreviation CO-WORKER colleague 1
  • noun co-worker Alternative spelling of coworker. 0

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Origin of co-worker

First appearance:

before 1635
One of the 43% oldest English words
First recorded in 1635-45; co- + worker

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Parts of speech for Co-worker


co-worker popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for co-worker

noun co-worker

  • colleague — Your colleagues are the people you work with, especially in a professional job.
  • partner — a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor; sharer; associate.
  • friend — a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
  • associate — If you associate someone or something with another thing, the two are connected in your mind.
  • helper — a person or thing that helps or gives assistance, support, etc.

Antonyms for co-worker

noun co-worker

  • antagonist — Your antagonist is your opponent or enemy.
  • detractor — The detractors of a person or thing are people who criticize that person or thing.
  • opponent — a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.
  • foe — a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.
  • competitor — A company's competitors are companies who are trying to sell similar goods or services to the same people.

Top questions with co-worker

  • what is a co-worker?
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