One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A female helper, especially a junior office worker or a personal assistant to a business executive.
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, stoogeView synonyms
- ‘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.’
1940s: on the pattern of man Friday.
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