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gaff

Definitions


[ɡaf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a stick with a hook or barbed spear, for landing large fish.

- a spar to which the head of a fore-and-aft sail is bent
(e.g: a gaff-rigged cutter)


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English: from Provençal gaf ‘hook’; related to gaffe


[ɡaf], (Verb)

Definitions:
- seize or impale with a gaff
(e.g: the whales are gaffed, speared, or knifed to death)


Phrases:

Origin:


[ɡaf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- rough treatment or criticism
(e.g: if wages increase, perhaps we can stand the gaff)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 19th century (in the senses ‘outcry; nonsense’ and in the phrase blow the gaff ‘let out a secret’): of unknown origin


[ɡaf], (Noun)

Definitions:


Phrases:
- blow the gaff

Origin:
early 19th century: of unknown origin


[ɡaf], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a house, flat, or other building, especially as being a person's home
(e.g: Gav's new gaff is in McDonald Road)


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 18th century (in sense ‘a fair’): of unknown origin




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