Meaning of OFFICER in English

OFFICER

noun

1

BAD : Most of my friends got jobs as shop assistants or officers.

GOOD : Most of my friends got jobs as shop assistants or office workers.

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officer = a person with a position of rank or authority, especially someone in the armed forces, police force or government service: 'a club for army officers and their families', 'local government officers', 'a customs officer'

office worker = a person who works in an office: 'Between five and six the trains are packed with office workers.'

2

BAD : A British Airways officer told us that there was a delay.

GOOD : A British Airways official told us that there was a delay.

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official = a person with a position of authority in an organization: 'WHO officials are monitoring the spread of the disease.'

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