What’s the difference between Colleague and Coworker?
In American English, it works like this:
Your COWORKER is a person who works in the same physical space as you in your company.
- I went to the bar after work with my coworkers.
- It was busy this week because two of my coworkers were on vacation.
Your COLLEAGUE is a person who works in the same company as you, but in a different physical location.
- I have a meeting with my colleagues in LA and Boston via Zoom every Friday.
- That memo was sent to all of our colleagues in Europe.
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