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Definition of short-staffed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

short-staffed

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌʃɔːt ˈstɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃɔːrt ˈstæft//
 
[not usually before noun]
 
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having fewer members of staff than you need or usually have synonym short-handed We’re short-staffed at the moment because a lot of people are off sick. see also understaffed
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: short-staffed