man Friday

noun

Definition of man Friday

: an efficient and devoted aide or employee : a right-hand man

First Known Use of man Friday

circa 1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for man Friday

Friday, servant in Robinson Crusoe (1719), novel by Daniel Defoe

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“Man Friday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%20Friday. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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