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[staf-er, stah-fer] /ˈstæf ər, ˈstɑ fər/
a member of a staff of employees or coworkers.
Journalism. an editorial employee, especially a writer.
Compare stringer (def 6).
Origin of staffer
1680-90; staff1 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for staffer
  • They can and are, but it is often harder for them to get important but worthy stories into the papers than it is for a staffer.
  • Before he left, a company staffer demanded that he sign a final confidentiality agreement.
  • He is not a team trainer, nor a public relations staffer.
  • Please feel free to contact the appropriate staffer or office with your concerns.
  • The firm invoices based on the wage of the staffer that actually performed the work.
  • He asked to meet with the staffer who was handling it-not to meet with another senator, but to meet with the staffer.
  • Joe is now the latest full-time staffer who brings this unique perspective to my staff.
  • He had voiced his objections about filming outside to a staffer shortly before going onto the practice field, records show.
  • Once a comment has been flagged, a staffer will investigate.
British Dictionary definitions for staffer


(informal) a member of staff, esp, in journalism, of editorial staff
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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