Definition of girl Friday in English:

girl Friday

noun

  • A female helper, especially a junior office worker or a personal assistant to a business executive.

    • ‘When I come back I'll be looking for a girl Friday to sail around the world with me.’
    • ‘It is, after all, a story of an artist struggling for recognition within the cultural establishment - a photographer working as girl Friday for a cold-hearted gallery owner.’
    • ‘To them, she had been an insider girl Friday for powerful social conservatives.’
    subordinate, inferior, deputy, junior, assistant, adjutant, aide, minion, lackey, flunkey, menial, retainer, vassal, subject, serf, hireling, servant, henchman, myrmidon, right-hand man, right-hand woman, man friday, factotum, stooge
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Origin

1940s: on the pattern of man Friday.

Pronunciation

girl Friday

/ˈˌɡərl ˈfrīˌdā//ˈˌɡərl ˈfraɪˌdeɪ/