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

Definition of staffer

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

Examples of staffer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The list includes cafeteria workers, a White House valet, a Marine One helicopter pilot and a staffer for Pence, USA TODAY reported. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Claim that Trump's positive COVID-19 test result is a 'con' has no basis in fact," 3 Oct. 2020 Stung by lawsuits that claimed Arise had actually employed agents but didn’t pay them fairly, Arise’s legal department has become a kind of word police, one former staffer told ProPublica. Ken Armstrong, ProPublica, "Meet the Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You," 2 Oct. 2020 And Councilwoman Vivian Moreno, elected in 2018, served as a staffer for Councilman David Alvarez from 2010 until she was elected. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Four San Diego elected officials getting pensions despite voter-approved Proposition B," 18 Sep. 2020 Standing outside the homeless center near 14th Street and New York Avenue NW, Lincoln scrutinized D.C.’s voter registration form, painstakingly filling it out as a staffer from Pathways stood nearby. Washington Post, "Voting is a challenge for the homeless. Advocates are trying to make it easier.," 10 Sep. 2020 In these challenging economic times, I am thrilled to endorse the present Chair of the House Banking Committee and a man who cut his teeth for eight years as a staffer for Don DeFronzo., "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 4 Sep. 2020 Miller previously worked as a reporter for the right-wing One American News Network and as a staffer for Sen. Ted Cruz’s re-election campaign. Matthew Perrone And Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar,, "Credibility of FDA, CDC at risk after controversial decisions that experts say hint of pressure from Trump," 28 Aug. 2020 Miller previously worked as a reporter for the right-wing One American News Network and as a staffer for Sen. Ted Cruz’s re-election campaign. Author: Matthew Perrone, Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Anchorage Daily News, "US health agencies face questions of credibility after a week of blunders," 28 Aug. 2020 Underwood, 40, is a former Republican and was a staffer for former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, an Ohio Republican. Justin Wingerter, The Denver Post, "Erik Underwood, former Colorado governor candidate, running for U.S. Senate," 21 Jan. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'staffer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of staffer

1941, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about staffer

Time Traveler for staffer

Time Traveler

The first known use of staffer was in 1941

See more words from the same year

Statistics for staffer

Last Updated

15 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Staffer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for staffer


How to pronounce staffer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of staffer

US : a member of a staff

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on staffer

What made you want to look up staffer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!