stag·​er | \ ˈstā-jər How to pronounce stager (audio) \

Definition of stager

1 : an experienced person : veteran … we are too old a stager to be affected by his squibs.Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer I mean no disrespect to your generation, Sir Patrick: some of you old stagers did marvels through sheer professional intuition and clinical experience …— George Bernard Shaw
2 : one who puts on a performance or event … the Delaware Theatre Company is a first-class stager of plays old and new, and this production demonstrates why.— Clifford A. Ridley
3 : a person who arranges or decorates a house, condominium, etc. in order to enhance its appeal to prospective buyers or renters … the stager and her team brought in two truckloads of attractive furniture and accessories—including sofas, lamps, chairs and artwork—and arranged all the items to make the house seem spacious yet comfortable.— Ellen Martin

Examples of stager in a Sentence

an old stager who resented the young upstarts in the brokerage firm
Recent Examples on the Web Witt has developed enough experience with this writer to become a distinguished stager of his work, most of which explores people struggling for control amid life’s most painful mysteries. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 11 July 2022 Professional home stager and stylist Barb Perez often recommends tan paint colors. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 June 2022 Today’s huge homes today might even be constructed to skew against entertaining, according to home stager Bret Sundberg, design director of Guest House. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2021 Kate Hart, an interior designer and professional home stager, looked at my photos, considered my selections and pointed me toward three better options. Marni Jameson,, 15 Oct. 2021 Shaolin Low is an interior designer and home stager based in Honolulu. Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2021 McFerrin had worked to maximize the value of the house by hiring a deep cleaner, a landscaper to trim the tree out front, and a stager to redecorate. Washington Post, 18 July 2021 After working as a flight attendant for over two decades, Matthews honed her interiors skills as a home stager before finally taking the plunge into creating a space on her own. House Beautiful, 8 Sep. 2021 Allie Beth Allman & Associates agents have worked with many designers and will know just the right stager to showcase your space. Dallas News, 25 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stager

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

23 Aug 2022

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“Stager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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