A person with whom one works, especially in a profession or business.
- Spent part of today writing a couple of spoof company memos for a select group of colleagues.
- I have a dear friend who is being unfairly targeted by colleagues he used to be in business with.
- The trip will only go ahead if Salmond and his amateur colleagues can negotiate time off work.
Early 16th century: from French collègue, from Latin collega 'partner in office', from col- 'together with' + legare 'depute'.
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