Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday @ BermudaOnion What new words have you learned this week? Join Kathy to see more.

I only have one word, and I offer it questionably because I figured out the definition from the context. But, hey, I need at least one new word to play Wondrous Words Wednesday. :-) So I give you:

Gaffer. I know it in film lingo (the senior electrician on a movie set), but didn’t know this definition:

an old man, especially one living in the country: often used affectionately or patronizingly

The Gaffer

In Saturday Market, there’s eggs a-plenty
     And dead-alive ducks with their legs tied down,
Gray old gaffers and boys of twenty—
     Girls and the women of the town—
~ from Saturday Market by Charlotte Mew

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've never seen that definition either! How interesting! Thanks for participating!

SmilingSally said...

That's a new definition for me. Thanks for the illustration.

Here's mine:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/10/wondrous-wordless-wednesday.html

Lisa said...

Good words - I've seen gaffer used that way, but only in books.

My list is here.

Snowbell said...

I've seen it before too but never used it :)

Deanna/ibeeeg said...

There is something about the way gaffer sounds that greatly appeals to me.

Here are my Wondrous Words

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I didn't know either one of the definitions for gaffer. So, double thanks.

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