front office

noun

: the policymaking officials of an organization
usually hyphenated when used attributively
the front-office staff

Examples of front office in a Sentence

Many fans blame the team's poor performance on bad decisions made by the front office.
Recent Examples on the Web West worked in the front office of multiple NBA franchises, including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. Trisha Garcia-Easto, Sacramento Bee, 14 June 2024 One of his sons, Ryan, worked in the Lakers’ front office for 10 years before leaving to join his father with the Los Angeles Clippers. Another of his children, Jonnie, is director of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors and is married to former professional golfer Michelle Wie West. Kevin Dotson, CNN, 12 June 2024 When the Hornets began their coaching search in March, getting a head start on the process to better the chances of hiring their preferred candidate, league sources labeled Lee as the frontrunner to The Observer, noting his ties to Charlotte’s front office hierarchy. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 10 June 2024 Rebuilding and reshaping in the wake of LeBron’s retirement is going to be difficult with your front office as constituted. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for front office 

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of front office was in 1900

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“Front office.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/front%20office. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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