Where does the phrase 'girl friday' come from?
#26968. Asked by puffin. (Jan 24 03 1:08 AM)
Doesn't it come from Man Friday in 'Robinson Crusoe'?|
And both Brainy Blonde's references refer to Man Friday, so that's alright then :-)|
Brainy Blonde says: |
girl Friday n. Informal
An efficient and faithful woman aide or employee.
girl + (man) Friday
Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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One entry found for girl Friday
Main Entry: girl Friday
Etymology: girl + Friday (as in man Friday)
Date: 1940: a female assistant (as in an office) entrusted with a wide variety
Fri Jan 24 00:42:29 CST 2003 (Delete Entry)
(Reposted to fix characters - McG)
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