What does gaff stand for?


Acronym Definition
GAFF Gen Art Film Festival (various locations)
GAFF Grassroots Action on Food and Farming (UK)
GAFF Godawful Fan Fiction
GAFF Give A Flying Flip (polite form)

Why are houses called gaffs?

Then there’s the British slang meaning of gaff for the place where one lives (“come round my gaff for a coffee”), which is almost certainly derived from the use of gaff in the eighteenth-century to mean a fair, and later a cheap music-hall or theatre (as in the infamous penny gaff) and which probably comes from the …

What does gaff hook mean?

In fishing, a gaff is a pole with a sharp hook on the end that is used to stab a large fish and then lift the fish into the boat or onto shore. Ideally, the hook is placed under the backbone. Gaffs are used when the weight of the fish exceeds the breaking point of the fishing line or the fishing pole.

What’s a gaffer slang?

Definition of gaffer 1 : an old man — compare gammer. 2 British. a : foreman, overseer. b : employer. 3 : a head glassblower.

What is a gaff man?

/ (ɡæf) / noun British slang, archaic. a person’s home, esp a flat. Also called: penny-gaff a cheap or low-class place of entertainment, esp a cheap theatre or music hall in Victorian England.

What’s a dry lunch in Cockney slang?

Dry-lunch meaning Filters. (England, slang) A contemptible or uncool person.

Do gaff hooks hurt fish?

Do not gaff a fish from beneath. More often than not, the fish will feel the gaff before it can penetrate properly and will lunge upward and forward. Often it will be injured badly enough to die if it manages to escape.

Is a gaff a party?

Gaff. In Ireland, the word ‘gaff’ means ‘house’. The term ‘free gaff’ is often used by teenagers to describe the situation when their parents go away for a night, usually meaning there will be a party. Using ‘gaff’ to mean house is apparently also common in Scotland, parts of England and Wales.