Definition of 'gaffer'
Example sentences containing 'gaffer'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The new gaffer has taken four points from his first two games. The Sun (2016)If you are not doing it, the new gaffer tells you. The Sun (2016)It looked ominous for Blues' new gaffer with five minutes on the clock. The Sun (2017)He put the glass panel back in place, without being asked, and did a temporary seal with some gaffer tape. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now he cannot wait for his first clash with his old gaffer as a coach. The Sun (2015)The beam above the bed was patched up with what appeared to be gaffer tape. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And the new gaffer has yet to win after two games. The Sun (2015)It was the game with the gaffer tape that did it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the Eastlands gaffer is setting his sights higher than that for the new season ahead. The Sun (2010)We're out there and all of a sudden the gaffer says to stop. The Sun (2013)Sources insist he is equally keen to link up with his old gaffer on Merseyside. The Sun (2012)Now it seemed he would be inflicting one of his old gaffer's most painful defeats. The Sun (2015)Positive'We were just trying to win games under the old gaffer and got too wrapped up in that process. The Sun (2013)I had to step up and score the last one and the gaffer was happy to give me the job. The Sun (2011)He said: 'The gaffer was told that things would happen and maybe they have not. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The midfielder said: 'The gaffer has been working us very hard and it is paying off. The Sun (2008)He said: 'The gaffer just felt a bit let down. The Sun (2014)We've built and built and built since the new gaffer's come in. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He said: 'The gaffer is very careful about who he brings in. The Sun (2015)The new gaffer's come in with his own way of thinking and it's totally different. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But he said: 'The new gaffer has really got us going. The Sun (2016)He said: 'I have spoken to the gaffer a few times but that is it so far. The Sun (2014)The gaffer has worked hard with me and I've finally hit a bit of form now. The Sun (2008)And I wouldn't be surprised to learn that time on the pitch actively made one a worse gaffer. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The gaffer has not set me a specific target but I've set myself one to try and get at least ten goals this season. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'gaffer'
Used Rarely. gaffer is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Definition of gaffer from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.