administrative assistant

noun

: a person whose job is to support an executive, group, department, or organization especially by handling administrative tasks (such as data entry, correspondence, filing, and scheduling appointments)
Steven Azeez, the administrative assistant who sorts and delivers the office mail, says one day he made four trips to Mr. Maier's desk.Eleena De Lisser, Wall Street Journal, 24 Sept. 1999

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of administrative assistant was in 1841

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“Administrative assistant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/administrative%20assistant. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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