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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When I come back I'll be looking for a girl Friday to sail around the world with me.’
    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, girl friday, man friday, factotum, stooge
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Origin

1940s: on the pattern of man Friday.

Pronunciation:

girl Friday

/ˈˌɡərl ˈfrīˌdā/