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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel staf, stahf]
    • /wɛl stæf, stɑf/
    • /wel stɑːf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel staf, stahf]
    • /wɛl stæf, stɑf/

Definitions of well-staffed word

  • noun plural well-staffed a group of persons, as employees, charged with carrying out the work of an establishment or executing some undertaking. 1
  • noun plural well-staffed a group of assistants to a manager, superintendent, or executive. 1
  • noun plural well-staffed a member of a staff. 1
  • noun plural well-staffed Military. a body of officers without command authority, appointed to assist a commanding officer. the parts of any army concerned with administrative matters, planning, etc., rather than with actual participation in combat. 1
  • noun plural well-staffed those members of an organization serving only in an auxiliary or advisory capacity on a given project. Compare line1 (def 38). 1
  • noun plural well-staffed a stick, pole, or rod for aid in walking or climbing, for use as a weapon, etc. 1

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Origin of well-staffed

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English staf (noun), Old English stæf; cognate with Dutch staf, German Stab, Old Norse stafr staff, Sanskrit stabh- support

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Parts of speech for Well-staffed


well-staffed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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