[Ads-l] Nor is "co-signer. "Co-Sign" Not in OED (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Mon Jun 22 20:06:21 UTC 2015


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I'm all for more information in the book.  But is there anything special about "co-sign" that isn't well-covered by using the entries for the prefix "co-" and the verb "sign"?


At least it has "cosine".

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> But not "co-signer".=C2=A0 I think some catching up from the 19th
> century i= s needed.=20 Joel
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> But _co-signatory_ is in.=C2=A0 Interesting!
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> I see that the verb "co-sign" is not in OED, unless I'm missing it
> somewher= =3D
> e.=C2=A0 There are at least about 600,000 Google hits for it.
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> Fred Shapiro
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