Pronunciation of Gaffer
/ɡˈafə/, /ɡˈafə/, /ɡ_ˈa_f_ə/
Synonyms for gaffer:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
director, goat, POPS.
Usage examples for gaffer:
- Should ha' thought a girl as I've brought up, as I've brought up you ever since your mother and father died, would have give her poor old gaffer a pinch o' 'bacco now and agen." - "The Man with a Shadow", George Manville Fenn.
- There was " Jerry the Swell", and the jockey- boy Ned, " Dog- bite- me"- so called from the shape of his head- And a man whom the boys, in their musical slang, Designed as the " Gaffer of Mulligan's Gang". - "Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses", A. B. Paterson.
- Better than Gaffer Quelch's, eh? - "The Hero of Garside School", J. Harwood Panting.
- You have been idle a great while, gaffer, but your age- long holiday dies to- day. - "The Proud Prince", Justin Huntly McCarthy.