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gaffer

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noun gaf·fer \ˈga-fər\

Simple Definition of gaffer

  • : a person who is in charge of the lights that are used when making a movie, television show, etc.

Full Definition of gaffer

  1. 1 :  an old man — compare gammer

  2. 2 British a :  foreman, overseer b :  employer

  3. 3 :  a head glassblower

  4. 4 :  a lighting electrician on a motion-picture or television set

Origin of gaffer

alteration of godfather


First Known Use: 1589

Rhymes with gaffer


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