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The meaning of Gaffer


Gaffer – definition


A person in charge of others; a boss.

Usage examples:

Street cleaners stopping for a smoke when their gaffer isn't in the vicinity

The chief electrician in a film or television production unit.

Usage examples:

It took five minutes for the names of all the actors, producers, editors, gaffers, grips, best boys…

An old man.

Usage examples:

You'll find the same old distinguished-looking gaffers at any awards dinner

A man who is in charge of other workers

Gaffer translation into English

Gaffer: translate from English into Chinese

Translate gaffer into Chinese (Simplified)}
领班, 老人

Gaffer: translate from English into Dutch

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Gaffer, Ouwe baas, Ploegbaas

Gaffer: translate from English into French

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Gaffe, Chef, Patron, Vieux, Chef-électricien

Gaffer: translate from English into German

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Oberbeleuchter, Vorarbeiter, Chef, Alte, Boss, Opa, Vormann

Gaffer: translate from English into Hindi

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वृद्ध, बूढ़ा, बुड्ढा, वृद्ध गंवार, वृद्ध पुस्र्ष, मुखिया, सरदार, गँवार

Gaffer: translate from English into Italian

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Garzone, Compare

Gaffer: translate from English into Korean

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두목, 늙은이, 전기 주임, 조명 주임

Gaffer: translate from English into Russian

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Дежурный, Дедушка, Старик, Бригадир, Главный осветитель, Десятник

Gaffer: translate from English into Spanish

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Capataz, Tío, Iluminista, Vejete

Word origin

late 16th century (in gaffer (sense 3 of the noun)): probably a contraction of godfather; compare with gammer.

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