Complete Definition of "gaffer"

English

Etymology 1
From Middle English gaffe, a hook. (The lighting of early films, which used natural light, was adjusted by tent cloths adjusted by stagehands using long poles, called gaffes.)

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æfÉ(r)|-æfÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. context|Filmology: A lighting electrician for a motion-picture or television production.

Related terms
gaffer tape

Translations
Bulgarian: оÑвеÑиÑел m
Danish: lysmand

Etymology 2
Probably from the French gramfer, grandfather, although possibly an alteration of godfather.

Noun
en-noun

  1. colloquial An old man.
  2. UK A foreman.

Related terms
gammer

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L4+ not in L3 POS section (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Related terms)
Bulgarian: дÑдо n (1), ÑÑаÑÐµÑ m (1), надзиÑаÑел m (2)
Danish: gammel mand (1); formand (2)

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