Synonyms of gaffer in English:


See definition of gaffer


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


boss, manager, manageress, foreman, forewoman, overseer, controller, supervisor, superintendent


bossman, number one, kingpin, top dog, bigwig, big cheese, Mr Big, skipper

governor, guv'nor

North American 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

Irish Scottish bodach

old bloke, old boy, old guy, old codger, old geezer, old-timer, greybeard, grandad, wrinkly

British buffer, josser

North American old coot

archaic grandsire, ancient

rare senex