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



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