Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gaffer

3 senses of gaffer

Sense 1
old-timer, oldtimer, gaffer, old geezer, antique -- (an elderly man)
       => old man, greybeard, graybeard, Methuselah -- (a man who is very old)

Sense 2
gaffer -- (an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set)
       => electrician, lineman, linesman -- (a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines)

Sense 3
foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss -- (a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman")
       => supervisor -- (one who supervises or has charge and direction of)

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