What does gaffer mean?

Definitions for gafferˈgæf ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gaffer.

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

  3. Origin: [Possibly contr. fr. godfather; but prob. fr. gramfer for grandfather. Cf. Gammer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gaffer

    gaf′ėr, n. originally a word of respect applied to an old man, now familiar: the foreman of a squad of workmen. [Corr. of godfather, as gammer of godmother.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaffer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaffer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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Translations for gaffer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • старец, надзирателBulgarian
  • strejcCzech
  • gammel mand, formandDanish
  • capatazSpanish
  • valaistusmestari, ukko, pomoFinnish
  • éclairagiste, contre-maîtreFrench
  • responsabile luci, anziano, caposquadra, vecchioItalian
  • gafferDutch
  • десятник, бригадир, главный осветитель, старикRussian
  • พ่อThai

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