Definition of gofer in English:


Line breaks: gofer
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊfə
(also gopher)


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
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  • 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).

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