girl Friday


girl Friday
.girl 'Friday
n BrE old-fashioned
[Date: 1900-2000; Origin: Based on Man Friday, a character in the book Robinson Crusoe (1719) who does jobs for the main character, Robinson Crusoe]
a girl or woman worker who does several different jobs in an office

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