gaffle

[gaf-uhl] New England (chiefly Maine) .
verb (used with object), gaffled, gaffling.
1.
to take hold of; seize.
verb (used without object), gaffled, gaffling.
2.
to take as one's own (used in the phrase gaffle on to ): I'm going to gaffle on to that last piece of pie.

Origin:
1930–35; perhaps blend of gaff1 and grapple

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gaffle definition


  1. tv.
    to steal something. : Somebody gaffled my bike!
  2. tv.
    to arrest someone. : The copper gaffled Fred Monday.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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