Synonyms of gaffer in English:


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See Spanish definition of electricista


1‘being the gaffer's gone to her head’

boss, manager, manageress, foreman, forewoman, overseer, controller, supervisor, superintendent
British ganger
informal bossman, number one, kingpin, top dog, bigwig, big cheese, Mr Big, skipper
British informal governor, guv'nor
North American informal honcho, head honcho, numero uno, padrone, sachem, big wheel, big kahuna, big white chief, high muckamuck

2‘old gaffers tottering past on sticks’

old man, elderly man, senior citizen, pensioner, OAP, grandfather
Scottish, Irish bodach
informal old boy, old guy, old codger, old geezer, old-timer, greybeard, grandad, wrinkly
British informal old bloke, buffer, josser
North American informal old coot
archaic grandsire, ancient
rare senex