Dictionary.com

understaffed

[ uhn-der-staft, -stahft ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈstæft, -ˈstɑft /
Save This Word!

adjective
having an insufficient number of personnel: The hospital is understaffed.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of understaffed

First recorded in 1890–95; under- + staff1 + -ed3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use understaffed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for understaffed

understaffed
/ (ˌʌndəˈstɑːft) /

adjective
not having enough staffher department is understaffed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK