girl Friday


: a female assistant (as in an office) entrusted with a wide variety of tasks

Word History


girl + Friday (as in man Friday)

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of girl Friday was in 1928

Dictionary Entries Near girl Friday

Cite this Entry

“Girl Friday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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