stay·​er ˈstā-ər How to pronounce stayer (audio)
: one that stays
especially : one that supports

Examples of stayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For job stayers, median annual pay growth reached a high of 7.8% in September 2022. Nela Richardson, Fortune, 23 Oct. 2023 As hiring ramps up post-Labor Day, these grumpy stayers will likely bounce. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 9 Aug. 2023 Median pay for job stayers in all sectors rose 6.5% to $57,300. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 1 June 2023 And job switchers earn much larger raises than job stayers, Sweet notes. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2023 And long-stayer. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Sep. 2022 Companies could no longer rely on a frequent-flier or frequent-stayer program to retain customers while offering substandard service. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2021 Criticizing frequent flier and frequent stayer programs threatens to disrupt a money-making machine. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 1 Jan. 2021 My hotel seemed increasingly nervous about hosting an over-stayer without a passport. The Economist, 28 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stayer was circa 1580

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Cite this Entry

“Stayer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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