Meaning: the manager, the boss
- All the Manchester United players said they owed their success to the gaffer and the rest of the coaching staff.
- Eh, Bobby! The gaffer wants to see you. And you'd better watch out coz he don't look too happy, neither!
Variety: This slang is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
In English Premier League football, the gaffers are the guys who