- Ⅰ.graft  ► NOUN 1) a shoot from one plant inserted into a slit cut into another to form a new growth. 2) a piece of living bodily tissue that is transplanted surgically to replace diseased or damaged tissue. 3) an operation in which tissue is transplanted.► VERB 1) insert or transplant as a graft. 2) incorporate in or attach to something else, especially inappropriately.ORIGIN Old French grafe, from Greek graphion 'writing implement' (with reference to the tapered tip of the plant shoot).Ⅱ.graft  Brit. informal ► NOUN ▪ hard work.► VERB ▪ work hard.DERIVATIVES grafter noun.ORIGIN perhaps related to the phrase spade's graft «the amount of earth that one stroke of a spade will move».Ⅲ.graft  informal ► NOUN ▪ bribery and other corrupt measures pursued for gain in politics or business.► VERB ▪ make money by graft.DERIVATIVES grafter noun.ORIGIN of unknown origin.
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Grafter — Graft er, n. 1. One who inserts scions on other stocks, or propagates fruit by ingrafting. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument by which grafting is facilitated. [1913 Webster] 3. The original tree from which a scion has been taken for grafting upon… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
grafter — index criminal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
grafter — Noun. 1. A hard worker. 2. A criminal or drug dealer. An expression used by such members of this fraternity. E.g. It s alright, you can trust him, he s a grafter … English slang and colloquialisms
grafter — noun see graft II … New Collegiate Dictionary
grafter — See graft1,2. * * * … Universalium
grafter — noun a) One who inserts scions on other stocks, or propagates fruit by ingrafting. b) An instrument by which grafting is facilitated. See Also: graft … Wiktionary
grafter — Synonyms and related words: body snatcher, boodler, booster, chicken thief, con man, crook, crooked politician, den of thieves, embezzler, filcher, ganef, ghoul, grave robber, influence peddler, jackleg politician, jewel thief, land pirate, land… … Moby Thesaurus
grafter — graftÂ·er || grÃ¦ftÉ™(r) / grÉ‘Ëf n. one who implants a portion of a plant into the stem of another (Horticulture); one who acquires money in an illegal or dishonest manner … English contemporary dictionary
grafter — graft·er … English syllables
grafter — /ˈgraftə/ (say grahftuh) noun 1. a very hard worker; an industrious person. 2. Chiefly US an extortionist … Australian English dictionary