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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gaf·fer /ˈgæfɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gaf·fer n.
 1. An old fellow; an aged rustic.
    Go to each gaffer and each goody.   --Fawkes.
 Note:Gaffer was originally a respectful title, now degenerated into a term of familiarity or contempt when addressed to an aged man in humble life.
 2. A foreman or overseer of a gang of laborers. [Prov. Eng.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an elderly man [syn: old-timer, oldtimer, old geezer,
      2: an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
      3: a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to
         leave early you have to ask the foreman" [syn: foreman,
         chief, honcho, boss]