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gal Friday

Older Use: Sometimes Offensive. a woman who acts as a general assistant in a business office or to an executive and has a wide variety of especially secretarial and clerical duties.
Origin of gal Friday
First recorded in 1955-60; modeled on man Friday
Usage note
See girl. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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gal Friday

noun phrase

A woman assistant or secretary, esp in an office; female factotum; gofer

[1940+; fr Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe, where the servant and companion was named Friday]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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