Definitions for gafferˈgæf ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gaf•ferˈgæf ər(n.)

  1. the chief electrician on a motion-picture or television production.

    Category: Motion Pictures, Showbiz

  2. Informal. an old man.

    Category: Informal

  3. Brit. the foreman or overseer of a group of workers.

    Category: British

Origin of gaffer:

1565–75; contr. of godfather

Princeton's WordNet

  1. old-timer, oldtimer, gaffer, old geezer, antique(noun)

    an elderly man

  2. gaffer(noun)

    an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set

  3. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss(noun)

    a person who exercises control over workers

    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gaffer(noun)

    an old fellow; an aged rustic

  2. Gaffer(noun)

    a foreman or overseer of a gang of laborers

Translations for gaffer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make a (bad) mistake

He really blundered when he insulted the boss's wife.

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