graff

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Noun[edit]

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.

Verb[edit]

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.

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Adjective[edit]

graff (masculine graffen, feminine graff, neuter grafft)

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

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