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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Meanwhile, staffers in Garcetti’s office worked with the developers on redesigning the project, increasing its height and adding hundreds of homes. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, "A project could bring South L.A. hundreds of new homes. But critics fear rising rents," 17 Sep. 2019 Kennedy’s staffers tried to gently persuade him to travel instead to a place where the Democratic candidate was within striking distance., "As the 2018 midterm elections approached, Democratic candidates around the country wanted Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III’s help.," 17 Sep. 2019 Park staffers Julie Herchenbach, Dana Haley and Beth Bronstein came up with new twists to the long-time, annual event. Denys Bucksten,, "Moms and sons hang out in Libertyville," 16 Sep. 2019 The program can be so convoluted that staffers in different Social Security Administration offices might interpret the rules differently. San Diego Union-Tribune, "17 ways to get more from Social Security," 16 Sep. 2019 One World Bank staffer notes that other European candidates would probably only have been familiar with emerging markets from their holidays. The Economist, "Kristalina Georgieva is the sole contender to be the IMF’s next boss," 12 Sep. 2019 Vesna Nestorovic, the center’s medical coordinator, said staffers sometimes phone stubborn husbands to persuade them to allow their wives to return for follow-up care. David Zucchino, New York Times, "At a Maternity Center Near a War Zone, 20 Births in One Day," 12 Sep. 2019 Though his campaign has outpaced others in courting the support of students, even Sanders staffers are liable to overcompensate on behalf of the youth. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "Bernie Sanders’s Enduring Appeal to the Youth Vote in Iowa," 11 Sep. 2019 In Jordan’s time at City View, a span of 39 months, Behavioral Health staffers had nothing negative to say about him in three brief reports on file in Superior Court. Washington Post, "No sane reason," 4 Sep. 2019

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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US : a member of a staff

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