Definition of man Friday in English:

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man Friday


A male helper or follower.
Example sentences
  • Jennifer Hart is a writer and not-so-typical housewife, since most of the actual housework is performed by the couple's man Friday, Max.
  • I gave my man Friday one of my guns to carry.


From Friday, the name of a character in Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719).

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Syllabification: man Fri·day

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