Definition of girl Friday in English:

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girl Friday

Pronunciation: /ˈˌɡərl ˈfrīˌdā/


A female helper, especially a junior office worker or a personal assistant to a business executive.
Example sentences
  • To them, she had been an insider girl Friday for powerful social conservatives.
  • When I come back I'll be looking for a girl Friday to sail around the world with me.
  • It is, after all, a story of an artist struggling for recognition within the cultural establishment - a photographer working as girl Friday for a cold-hearted gallery owner.


1940s: on the pattern of man Friday.

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Syllabification: girl Fri·day

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