Gaffed vs Graffed - What's the difference?

gaffed | graffed |

As verbs the difference between gaffed and graffed

is that gaffed is (gaff) while graffed is (graff).




  • (gaff)
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    (wikipedia gaff)

    Etymology 1

    (etyl), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * gaffe


    (en noun)
  • A tool consisting of a large metal hook with a handle or pole, especially the one used to pull large fish aboard a boat.
  • A minor error or faux pas.
  • We politely ignored his gaff .
  • A trick or con.
  • The sideshow feat was a just a gaff , but the audience was too proud to admit they'd been fooled.
  • (British, Irish, slang) A place of residence.
  • We're going round to Mike's gaff later to watch the footie.
  • (nautical) The upper spar used to control a gaff-rigged sail.
  • A garment worn to hide the genitals by some trans people.
  • Synonyms
    * hakapik


    (en verb)
  • To use a gaff, especially to land a fish.
  • To cheat or hoax
  • Derived terms

    * gaffer

    Etymology 2

    Perhaps from (etyl)


  • rough or harsh treatment; criticism
  • {{quote-book
    , year=1916 , year_published=2008 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Edgar Rice Burrows , title=Beyond Thirty (aka The Lost Continent) , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage="Numbers one, two, and five engines have broken down, sir," he called. "Shall we force the remaining three?" / "We can do nothing else," I bellowed into the transmitter. / "They won't stand the gaff', sir," he returned. / "Can you suggest a better plan?" I asked. / "No, sir," he replied. / "Then give them the ' gaff , lieutenant," I shouted back, and hung up the receiver. }}


    * Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, gaff * New Oxford American Dictionary, gaff[2]






  • (graff)

  • graff



    (en noun)
  • (slang) Graffiti.
  • (obsolete) A steward; an overseer.
  • * John Knox
  • [A prince] is nothing but a servant, overseer, or graff , and not the head, which is a title belonging only to Christ.


    (en verb)
  • * {{quote-book, year=, author=Francois Rabelais, title=Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Truly, said Pantagruel, if I live to go home--which I hope will be speedily, God willing--I'll set off and graff some in my garden in Touraine, by the banks of the Loire, and will call them bon-Christian or good-Christian pears, for I never saw better Christians than are these good Papimans.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1831, author=William Stewart Rose, title=Orlando Furioso, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=For where men look for fruit they graff the tree, And study still the rising plant to train; And artist uses to refine the gold Designed by him the precious gem to hold.}} ----