understaffed

[ uhn-der-staft, -stahft ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈstæft, -ˈstɑft /
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adjective

having an insufficient number of personnel: The hospital is understaffed.

Nearby words

  1. underslung,
  2. undersoil,
  3. undersparred,
  4. underspend,
  5. underspin,
  6. understand,
  7. understandable,
  8. understanding,
  9. understate,
  10. understated

Origin of understaffed

First recorded in 1890–95; under- + staff1 + -ed3

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British Dictionary definitions for understaffed

understaffed

/ (ˌʌndəˈstɑːft) /

adjective

not having enough staffher department is understaffed
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