Definition of colleague noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒliːɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːliːɡ//
Office life
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a person that you work with, especially in a profession or a business a colleague of mine from the office We were friends and colleagues for more than 20 years. the Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues See related entries: Office life Word Originearly 16th cent.: from French collègue, from Latin collega ‘partner in office’, from col- ‘together with’ + legare ‘depute’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: colleague