Definition of personal assistant in US English:

personal assistant


  • A secretary or administrative assistant working exclusively for one particular person.

    • ‘‘Many of my girl students are now employed as personal assistants to top executives in reputed firms’, he says.’
    • ‘Leaders are also to be held responsible for the behavior of their immediate family and personal assistants.’
    • ‘In addition to providing security, armor bearers act as personal assistants.’
    • ‘‘I have no personal assistants and there is no way for me to survive without the help of my mother,’ she said.’
    • ‘These presenters will act as personal assistants, and also as humanised search engines, digging out information from the web and the airwaves on the user's request.’
    • ‘That extra money often goes toward paying off inside sources such as bodyguards or personal assistants.’
    • ‘But by spending up to £36,000 on personal assistants, the politicians are making it clear where their priorities lie.’
    • ‘This is a ridiculous comment, even for those with a stay-at-home spouse and legions of personal assistants.’
    • ‘The only person who said anything at all was his personal assistant, Darren.’
    • ‘Maybe the Queen will make you a personal assistant to her, like I am.’
    • ‘While some rely too much on their personal assistants or secretaries, there are quite a few who believe that ‘self-help is the best help’.’
    • ‘But who else has personal assistants and make-up people to make us look good?’
    • ‘After all, it is not everyday that you have a make up artist and personal assistants doing everything possible to make you look good.’
    • ‘Agents operate as independent problem solvers or as personal assistants within a digital environment that is difficult to access for humans.’
    • ‘There are 50 people, including personal assistants, travelling from all over Ireland to the Strasbourg rally.’
    • ‘Could the growth of this services sector mean the days of the personal assistant are numbered?’
    • ‘This applies best to the ubiquitous tribe of personal assistants and clerks who surround the bureaucrats.’
    • ‘The secretary of the year competition was initiated to inspire and equip secretaries, office professionals and personal assistants to attain excellence.’
    • ‘A vice president might become an executive vice president, a secretary might become a personal assistant.’
    • ‘This is most alarming, as I didn't think I had the skills for a personal assistant, let alone an executive assistant.’
    second in command, second, number two, subordinate, junior, auxiliary, adjutant, lieutenant, subaltern, assistant, pa, aide, helper, right-hand man, henchman, underling
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personal assistant

/ˈpərs(ə)n(ə)l əˈsistənt//ˈpərs(ə)n(ə)l əˈsɪstənt/