stayer

noun
stay·er | \ˈstā-ər \

Definition of stayer 

: one that stays especially : one that supports

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Mead sold the Ranger in various configurations, and this particular one was quite racy, with a sprung saddle, adjustable stayer-type stem, swept-back racer bars, coaster brake, and one (1) gigantic-looking gear. Outside Online, "Riding 100 Miles* on a 102-Year-Old Bike," 12 June 2018 But why don’t the leavers and the liberal stayers band together to schism — make a Reform Mormonism — instead of waiting around? Sarah Scoles, Longreads, "Meet the New Mormons," 8 June 2018 Wages for job-stayers were up just 2.9 percent in April, compared with 3.7 percent six months earlier. Christopher A. Rugaber, chicagotribune.com, "Milestone for U.S. job market: More openings than unemployed," 5 June 2018 Then come high-payers, long-stayers, guests booking a large block of rooms, and recognizable celebs. Time, Time, "12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel," 16 Aug. 2017 Still others believe that Sheela-na-Gigs were good-luck tokens, or talismanic stayers of evil. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Interactive Map Tracks Ireland’s Mysterious Naked Sculptures," 24 Aug. 2017 Then come high-payers, long-stayers, guests booking a large block of rooms, and recognizable celebs. Time, Time, "12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel," 16 Aug. 2017 Then come high-payers, long-stayers, guests booking a large block of rooms, and recognizable celebs. Jaclyn Gallucci, Fortune, "12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel," 8 Aug. 2017 Stayers are those who take over the family business or get a job during high school and end up living out their adult lives in the same town. Jonathan H. Liu, WIRED, "How Do We Stop Hollowing Out the Middle of America?," 1 Feb. 2010

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First Known Use of stayer

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

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