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[staf-er, stah-fer]
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  1. a member of a staff of employees or coworkers.
  2. Journalism. an editorial employee, especially a writer.Compare stringer(def 6).
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Origin of staffer

First recorded in 1680–90; staff1 + -er1
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Related Words for staffer

breadwinner, employee, jobholder, staffer, wageworker

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British Dictionary definitions for staffer


  1. informal a member of staff, esp, in journalism, of editorial staff
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