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



    BrE BrE//ˈkəʊhɔːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊhɔːrt//
    [countable + singular or plural verb]
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  1. 1(specialist) a group of people who share a common feature or aspect of behaviour the 1999 birth cohort (= all those born in 1999)
  2. 2(disapproving) a member of a group of people who support another person Robinson and his cohorts were soon ejected from the hall. The director made his entrance followed by his cohort of technicians and production assistants.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French cohorte, or from Latin cohors, cohort- ‘yard, retinue’. Compare with court.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cohort