front office


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

Example Sentences

Many fans blame the team's poor performance on bad decisions made by the front office.
Recent Examples on the Web As the Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson approach the March 7 franchise tag deadline without a long-term deal, coach John Harbaugh and the front office took their first step in perhaps the most pivotal offseason in team history. Baltimore Sun, 16 Feb. 2023 And perhaps more importantly, there is the wish of Houston's front office and ownership to finally turn the corner in the post-Harden era. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 10 Feb. 2023 Assuming Oklahoma City chooses to keep Saric, the front office and coaching staff will get to explore his fit with the roster for the next few months. Nick Crain, Forbes, 9 Feb. 2023 Lurie has reason to gloat that his moves at quarterback, coach, and the front office have all panned out. Ben Volin,, 6 Feb. 2023 Elliott and the front office have time to reach an agreement. Dallas News, 27 Jan. 2023 This is where Ballard and the front office could be more aggressive in free agency to avoid the risks that come with unknown commodities. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Jan. 2023 The bottom line is baseball will be in a nicer ballpark with an ownership committed to keeping a team and a front office that knows how to put a winner on the field. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 15 Jan. 2023 Obviously, collaborating with our coaching staff, front office and ownership. Tyler Dragon, USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2023 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Front office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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