Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search




graff (plural graffs)

  1. (slang) Graffiti.
  2. Alternative form of graft
  3. (obsolete) A steward; an overseer.
    • John Knox
      [A prince] is nothing but a servant, overseer, or graff, and not the head, which is a title belonging only to Christ.


graff (third-person singular simple present graffs, present participle graffing, simple past and past participle graffed)

  1. Alternative form of graft
    • (Can we date this quote?) Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV.[1]:
      Truly, said Pantagruel, if I live to go home--which I hope will be speedily, God willing--I'll set off and graff some in my garden in Touraine, by the banks of the Loire, and will call them bon-Christian or good-Christian pears, for I never saw better Christians than are these good Papimans.
    • 1831, William Stewart Rose, Orlando Furioso[2]:
      For where men look for fruit they graff the tree, And study still the rising plant to train; And artist uses to refine the gold Designed by him the precious gem to hold.




graff (masculine graffen, feminine graff, neuter grafft)

  1. rough, coarse
  2. coarse, vulgar, crude
  3. rugged, hard-wearing