A person who runs errands, especially on a film set or in an office; a dogsbody: he had worked his way from a gofer in the front office to general manager
More example sentences
- They started giving writing jobs to people who were driving trucks the week before, gofers, film editors.
- Staff wearing Disney-esque headsets look like dress-up gofers on a film set.
- I was the one person that Nick Ray asked to be his gofer or assistant, so I was an odd factor.
1960s: from go for (i.e. go and fetch).
Definition of gofer in:
- The US English dictionary