Meaning of “understaffed” in the English Dictionary

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"understaffed" in British English

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(Definition of “understaffed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"understaffed" in American English

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us /ˈʌn·dərˈstæft/

not having enough employees:

The facility is chronically understaffed and short of supplies.

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"understaffed" in Business English

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uk /ˌʌndəˈstɑːft/ us /ˌʌndərˈstæft/ also undermanned

HR having fewer workers or employees than necessary:

We are understaffed and too reliant on contractors to provide us with personnel.


(Definition of “understaffed” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)