Main meanings of work shadow in English

: work shadow1work shadow2

work shadow1

noun

British
  • 1Attributive Designating a work shadowing scheme or exercise.

  • 2A person accompanying another person at work in order to receive training, gain work experience, etc.; a participant in a work shadowing scheme. Also occasionally: an instance of work shadowing.

Origin

1980s. From work + shadow, after work shadowing.

Pronunciation

work shadow

/ˈwəːkˌʃadəʊ/

Main meanings of work shadow in English

: work shadow1work shadow2

work shadow2

verb

British
  • 1no object To participate in a work shadowing scheme.

  • 2with object To accompany (a person) as part of a work shadowing scheme.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph. From work + shadow, after work shadow and work shadowing.

Pronunciation

work shadow

/ˈwəːkˌʃadəʊ/