Definition of gofer in English:


Syllabification: go·fer
Pronunciation: /ˈgōfər
(also gopher)


  • A person who runs errands, especially on a movie set or in an office.
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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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