a person of experience in some profession, way of life, etc.
a person who prepares homes for sale in such a way as to appeal to potential buyers and generate higher selling prices; a home stager.
Archaic. an actor.
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How to use stager in a sentence
There are,” stager says, “few comparable populations who engage in routine intensive daily exercise for decades.Swimming to Health? Excerpt of Lynn Sherr’s ‘Swim: Why We Love the Water’ | Lynn Sherr | April 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The notary certainly felt uncomfortable, but he was too old a stager to display it.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
Probably he made none, being a strong-minded case-hardened old stager; but resolved to do what he could for the poor youth.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Come on, old stager; you look as if you wanted a curry-comb and a feed pretty bad, said Pringle, as he untied Balties halter.Three Little Women | Gabrielle E. Jackson
Until they get it there is still something of the prushun about them which makes them unwelcome in the old stager class.Tramping with Tramps | Josiah Flynt
I generally spoke to the captain, or to some old stager among the passengers, on this subject.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for stager
a person of experience; veteran (esp in the phrase old stager)
an archaic word for actor
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