staff·​er | \ ˈsta-fər How to pronounce staffer (audio) \

Definition of staffer

: a member of a staff (as of a newspaper)

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Trump lost the state by fewer than 3,000 votes and the GOP recently placed five staffers in the state ahead of 2020. Zeke Miller, The Seattle Times, "Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016," 14 Apr. 2019 Meghan just lost several staffers including her top royal aide, Amy Pickerill, in an amicable paring. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Sara Latham, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's New PR Guru?," 15 Mar. 2019 Both board members and top staffers have called former CEO Travis Kalanick’s inability, often described as outright hesitance, to replace Callinicos into question, sources have told Recode. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Uber has finally hired a CFO — who has his work cut out for him," 21 Aug. 2018 On the Senate Judiciary Committee, staffers from both parties are still organizing the rudiments of a confirmation process and have not yet focused on specific issues. Amy Goldstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Religious liberty becomes a main focus for conservatives in Supreme Court nomination," 7 July 2018 And out of its employee base, Eisen is proud that about 75 percent of her staffers are females. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "A Celebrity Home Stager Reveals the Art of Decorating," 7 Mar. 2019 But speaking openly and honestly may cause some strain with Trump, who prefers his staffers don’t contradict him in public. Alex Ward, Vox, "Trump names Army Gen. Mark Milley as new chair of the Joint Chiefs," 8 Dec. 2018 Entourage includes:— 2x asst private secretaries, 3x comms staffers, digital officer, assistant, hairdresser, programme coordinator. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Arrives in Morocco Wearing the Most Stunning Valentino Cape Dress," 23 Feb. 2019 His team now comprises 45 staffers, who have completed design projects all around the world. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Kourtney Kardashian Shared Insane Photos Of Her Mansion From A New Design Book," 24 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of staffer

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of staffer was in 1941

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US : a member of a staff

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