ganger

[ gang-er ]

nounBritish.
  1. a foreman of a gang of laborers.

Origin of ganger

1
First recorded in 1840–50; gang1 + -er1

Words Nearby ganger

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How to use ganger in a sentence

  • The talk was getting a little too personal, and the ganger, with an extra red face and a muttered "Don't know," turned away.

    The Little Missis | Charlotte Skinner
  • Jim repeated all the ganger had said, feeling it only right that Mrs. Waring should know the risks she was running.

    The Little Missis | Charlotte Skinner
  • The ganger had done all in his power to help, but had not hesitated in uttering most doleful prophecies.

    The Little Missis | Charlotte Skinner
  • "I know what my missis would say there was in it," the ganger plucked up courage enough to say.

    The Little Missis | Charlotte Skinner
  • Then turning sharply round to the ganger, he exclaimed, "I say, Greaves; do you profess to be religious?"

    The Little Missis | Charlotte Skinner

British Dictionary definitions for ganger

ganger

/ (ˈɡæŋə) /


noun
  1. mainly British the foreman of a gang of labourers

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