Definition of gofer
: an employee whose duties include running errands : lackey
Recent Examples of gofer from the Web
Thomas Middleditch, who needs someone to explain to him the dangers of overexposure, plays his usual bumbling character, a gofer for Steve who also narrates the tale.
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Origin and Etymology of gofer
alteration of go for
First Known Use: 1967See Words from the same year
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Definition of gofer for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to do various small and usually boring jobs for other people
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