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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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