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 campaign, which had declined to rehire him earlier in the 2020 campaign as a low-level field staffer, initially agreed to hear him out. Brian Slodysko, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Sep. 2021 Instead, a junior staffer on the Governor’s team was selected. Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2021 Last year, in the wake of the uprisings, the museum deleted comments critical of the institution by a former Black staffer on social media. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021 Rather, the most pertinent model is Oliver North, a staffer on President Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council. Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2021 According to two people who saw the exchange, Boebert threw a mask back at a staffer on the House floor and refused to put one on to comply with the latest rules. Benjamin Siegel, ABC News, 29 July 2021 Any evaluation of the flight characteristics from within the capsule will be supplied by the only company staffer on board: Jeff Bezos. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, 20 July 2021 Before joining the Trump EPA, Wheeler spent years as a top Republican staffer on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and as a lobbyist for companies across the energy industry. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, 16 Jan. 2021 Tai is a senior staffer on the House Ways and Means Committee serving as the panel's trade counsel. Ed O'keefe, CBS News, 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of staffer

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Staffer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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: a member of a staff


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