staff·​er ˈsta-fər How to pronounce staffer (audio)
: a member of a staff (as of a newspaper)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The staffer is suing Schlapp and his wife, Mercedes Schlapp, according to a report from Politico. Mabinty Quarshie, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2023 Schlapp invited the staffer to meet him for drinks that night. Beth Reinhard, Isaac Arnsdorf, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Feb. 2023 An insurance adjuster told the staffer that one customer had a car stolen three times in succession because the car was only restored to its pre-theft condition after each theft. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 15 Feb. 2023 Davis, Manuele and Watkins said that, to them, there was no evidence the conversation between Irvin and the staffer was heated or inappropriate. Dallas News, 12 Feb. 2023 The school staffer warned the 6-year-old that punching another student could force a visit to the principal’s office, according to the kindergartner and her mother. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2023 In 1987, Black and Barbaro, along with the Chronicle staffer Roland Swenson and the band manager Louis Jay Meyers, started South by Southwest, as a meeting place for musicians and people in the industry. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2023 Some things have stayed the same under head coach Mark Stoops, but there will be several noticeable changes for the ex-Rams staffer. The Courier-Journal, 14 Jan. 2023 Lightfoot argued that the staffer did a Google search of the emails to find them, and no government funds were used to fund the emails. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 13 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of staffer was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Staffer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


staff·​er ˈstaf-ər How to pronounce staffer (audio)
: a member of a staff and especially a newspaper staff
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