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English noun: gaffer

1. gaffer (person) an elderly man


Synonymsantique, old geezer, old-timer, oldtimer


Broader (hypernym)graybeard, greybeard, Methuselah, old man

2. gaffer (person) an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set


Broader (hypernym)electrician, lineman, linesman

3. gaffer (person) a person who exercises control over workers


SamplesIf you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman.


Synonymsboss, chief, foreman, honcho


Broader (hypernym)supervisor


Narrower (hyponym)assistant foreman, baas, ganger, straw boss









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