man Friday


noun

a male assistant to an administrator or executive; right-hand man.

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Origin of man Friday

1885–90; after Friday, the devoted servant in Robinson Crusoe
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British Dictionary definitions for man Friday

man Friday

noun

a loyal male servant or assistant

Word Origin for man Friday

after the native in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719)
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