What is another word for gaffer?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈafə] (IPA)

The word "gaffer" is a British term that refers to a supervisor or foreman, especially in the film and television industry. Some synonyms for "gaffer" include boss, manager, director, overseer, head honcho, captain, chief, and superintendent. These terms all imply a level of authority and leadership within an organization or team. Other related terms might include producer, coordinator, or supervisor. While these words may not be exact synonyms for "gaffer," they all describe someone who is in charge of making decisions and running a project or team efficiently. Whether in film production or any other industry, a strong leader is essential for success.

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What are the hypernyms for Gaffer?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    cinematographer, electrician, director of photography, lighting technician, electrical technician, chief electrician, electrician crew chief.

What are the hyponyms for Gaffer?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for gaffer?

Gaffer is a slang term that means an old man or boss, especially in the film industry. Some of the antonyms for the word gaffer can include terms such as junior, apprentice, newcomer, whippersnapper, subordinate, and trainee. These are words that are used to describe someone who is younger or less experienced than a gaffer. Other antonyms for gaffer may include words such as employee, follower, understudy, or subordinate, which describe someone who is working under the supervision or authority of a gaffer. Whatever antonym may be used, it all depends on the context in which it is being used, and the exact connotation being conveyed.

What are the antonyms for Gaffer?

Usage examples for Gaffer

He's a good sort, that's what he is, and if I can help him without getting into trouble with the gaffer, I will, and no mistake.
"King of the Castle"
George Manville Fenn
My good old gaffer, you're one of the old world.
John Henry Cardinal Newman
And then just at this time of all others, when the horse was the only interest of those around him, from Lord Norton and his whole household down to the youngest stable-boy and oldest gaffer in the village, he had come into his money.
"Gallegher and Other Stories"
Richard Harding Davis

Famous quotes with Gaffer

  • At the base of the plane, Styles freelance photographer is down on one knee, going handheld, still in the same Hawaiian shirt. The famously reclusive R. Vaughn Corliss is nowhere in view. Doug Llewellyn’s wardrobe furnished by Hugo Boss. The Malina blanket for the artist’s lap and thighs, however, is the last minute fix of a production oversight, retrieved from the car of an apprentice gaffer whose child is still nursing, and is not what anyone would call an appropriate color or design, and appears unbilled. There’s also some eleventh hour complication involving the ground level camera and the problem of keeping the commode’s special monitor out of its upward shot, since video capture of a camera’s own monitor causes what is known in the industry as feedback glare — the artist in such a case would see, not his own emergent , but a searing and amorphous light.
    David Foster Wallace

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