staff·​er | \ ˈsta-fər \

Definition of staffer

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

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Unpaid staffers, interns, fellows, detailees and pages will be able to file complaints. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Sexual Harassment on the Hill," 28 Dec. 2018 Certain staffers are already experts in categories like televisions or headphones, and sometimes the wisest option is just to interview a bunch of painters about the best wall paints. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Sites like the Strategist, Wirecutter, and BuzzFeed Reviews want to help you find the best of the best.," 11 Dec. 2018 After a video deal with Facebook fell through, the company laid off most of its staffers Thursday. Casey Newton, The Verge, "A looming strike over Project Dragonfly is putting new pressure on Google," 30 Nov. 2018 After that conversation, staffers were under the impression Martofel would step down, according to the Refinery29 article that made the account go viral. Juliana Feliciano Reyes,, "Feminist Apparel CEO Alan Martofel called out for past behavior says: 'Is feminism an inclusive movement or not?'," 12 July 2018 Marc Stein: Warriors staffers have been insisting to me for 48 hours that this series would not be the cakewalk that so many of us media know-it-alls have been forecasting. Benjamin Hoffman And Marc Stein, New York Times, "N.B.A. Finals: Warriors Survive Superman’s Best Punch in Game 1," 1 June 2018 San Antonio’s staffers are now dedicated to fulfilling online orders. Carter Karels, San Antonio Express-News, "The Missions almost turned down Flying Chanclas idea," 25 May 2018 Thanks to this week's host Mark Ellwood, along with Traveler staffers Meredith Carey, Corina Quinn, and Katherine LaGrave for breaking it all down. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Travelogue Podcast: What to Do When Your Trip Goes Terribly, Horribly Wrong," 14 Dec. 2018 Strasbourg is also the seat of the European Parliament, where hundreds of lawmakers and staffers were blocked inside the building until early Wednesday morning, several miles from the city center. Noemie Bisserbe And Valentina Pop, WSJ, "Gunman in Strasbourg Kills Three People Near Christmas Market," 11 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of staffer

1941, in the meaning defined above

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: a member of a staff

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