Definition of grafter in English:

grafter

noun

  • See graft

    • ‘We have started going after grafters in government.’
    • ‘Woven throughout the tale is a plea to those on the top of the pile to help the grifters and grafters and ex-cons and prostitutes find a place in society instead of in jail.’
    • ‘So, there are two sets of grafters called ‘political parties’ and the party that ‘buys’ the most votes gets elected.’

noun

British
informal
  • See graft

    • ‘I worked with Wally for years, I know what a grafter he was.’
    • ‘They were ordinary working men; humble grafters who dreamed of making the ships of the future while they toiled through gruelling apprentice - ships in the cauldron of a 19th century London shipyard.’
    • ‘He was a grafter, a runner, a guy who would never stop, so there was an inevitability that he'd pop up with the header which won us the game 4-3.’
    • ‘Mum Jackie said: ‘He has always been a hard grafter and very good with his hands and at making things.’’
    • ‘And then there are the unsung heroes, the grafters who put in so much hard work in order that one of rugby's most famous results could be achieved.’
    • ‘He's a good average kid and he's a grafter, building on whatever he gets,’ said Mr Wilkie.’

Pronunciation

grafter

/ˈɡrɑːftə/