- a male assistant to an administrator or executive; right-hand man.
Origin of man Friday
1885–90; after Friday, the devoted servant in Robinson Crusoe
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- a loyal male servant or assistant
after the native in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719)
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