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gofer

or go-fer, go·pher

[ goh-fer ]
/ ˈgoʊ fər /
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noun Slang.
an employee whose chief duty is running errands.
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Origin of gofer

1965–70; respelling of go for (verb phrase), with -er representing both vowel reduction in for and -er1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gofer

gofer , gopher
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British Dictionary definitions for gofer

gofer
/ (ˈɡəʊfə) /

noun
slang, mainly US and Canadian an employee or assistant whose duties include menial tasks such as running errands

Word Origin for gofer

C20: originally US: alteration of go for
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