Definition of co-worker in US English:



  • 1A person with whom one works, typically someone in a similar role or at a similar level within an organization.

    ‘her strong work ethic and high standards have garnered respect and support from co-workers and employees alike’
    • ‘It's always fun to play some tricks on fellow friends, co-workers, and family members.’
    • ‘Soon it was time to see how audiences not made up of friends and co-workers would react to the band.’
    • ‘Until the day he was injured, he says he was welcomed on the job by his co-workers and his company.’
    • ‘My family knows this, my friends know this, and some of my co-workers know this.’
    • ‘It had cost her several longstanding friendships and had alienated co-workers.’
    • ‘Let us suppose you have some confidential information that you need to share with a co-worker.’
    • ‘Not only did he get a bumper pay-rise, but he got a huge cash payout because his co-workers were discriminated against.’
    • ‘A few of my co-workers are planning to go to the store during lunch on opening day.’
    • ‘She will also be sadly missed by all her cousins, aunts, uncles and many dear friends and co-workers.’
    • ‘One of my co-workers still calls me the wrong name almost every time he sees me.’
    • ‘The best part of the quiz is that you can send it to your co-workers and friends and find out how they rank as well.’
    • ‘His commitment to the company and his co-workers is unquestioned, and above all, he fits into the group.’
    companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associate
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    1. 1.1 A person engaged in the practice of co-working.
      ‘the offices offer a home to about 550 co-workers’
      • ‘Independent and entrepreneurial, coworkers are essentially pioneering an entirely new way of working that conventional businesses often interpret as avant-garde.’
      • ‘Their platform offers coworkers the chance to book a variety of private meeting rooms adjacent to the free coworking spaces for a fee.’
      • ‘The greatest deterrent for companies considering the coworking route may be coworkers themselves.’
      • ‘"Some coworkers expected to work in parallel whereas others expected to work in cooperation," he writes, noting different expectations for collaboration at coworking spaces.’
      • ‘Coworking spaces host a myriad of events for their coworkers.’