Synonyms

1. gaffer

noun. an elderly man.

Synonyms

  • Methuselah
  • antique
  • old geezer
  • graybeard
  • old man
  • oldtimer
  • greybeard

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2. gaffer

noun. an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set.

Synonyms

  • lineman
  • electrician

Antonyms

  • new
  • mother
  • euphemism

3. gaffer

noun. a person who exercises control over workers.

Synonyms

  • ganger
  • honcho
  • boss
  • straw boss
  • assistant foreman
  • baas
  • foreman
  • supervisor

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • employee
  • inferior
  • woman

Example sentences of the word gaffer


1. Noun, singular or mass
Tape the screen in place with gaffer's tape and cover any areas around the edge of the screen where light from the projector is leaking out.

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