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Definition of a gaff

gaff

noun

  • a place of residence. British slang common in London and points east, with an underworld flavor.
    Come 'round my gaff after the pub shuts.

    Last edited on May 14 2011. Submitted by Joshua R. from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK on Oct 27 1999.

verb - transitive

  • to steal. Possibly a variant or mis-hearing of gaffle.
    Some burglars gaffed my wallet.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to steal.

    Last edited on Jul 26 2010. Submitted by Audrey M. from UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA on Jan 22 1999.

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