Gaffed vs Guffed - What's the difference?

gaffed | guffed |

As verbs the difference between gaffed and guffed

is that gaffed is (gaff) while guffed is (guff).




  • (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]






  • (guff)

  • guff



  • (informal) Nonsensical talk or thinking.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=“… That woman is stark mad, Lord Stranleigh.
  • (informal) Superfluous information.
  • (informal) Insolent or otherwise unacceptable remarks.
  • Synonyms

    * (nonsensical talk or thinking) balls, bull, bulldust, bullshit, crap, nonsense, rubbish, tripe * (insolent or otherwise unacceptable remarks) brass neck, cheek, impudence, insolence, lip


    (en verb)
  • (slang) To break wind.
  • (slang) To mislead.
  • * 1955 , edition, ISBN 0553249592, page 14:
  • "Let me see if I get you. You can't bear to help convict Ashe of murder because you doubt if he's guilty, so you're scooting. Right?"
    "That's close enough," Wolfe said.
    "Not close enough for me. If you expect me to"


    * (break wind) See also * (mislead) To bullshit