gal Friday
noun Date: 1958 girl Friday

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gal Friday — gal′ Fri′day n. off cvb sex use sometimes off. a woman who acts as a general assistant in a business office and has a variety of clerical duties • Etymology: 1955–60 usage: See girl …   From formal English to slang

  • gal Friday — a woman who acts as a general assistant in a business office or to an executive and has a wide variety of esp. secretarial and clerical duties. [1955 60; modeled on MAN FRIDAY] Usage. See girl. * * * …   Universalium

  • gal friday — noun Usage: usually capitalized F : girl friday …   Useful english dictionary

  • gal — slang pronunciation of GIRL (Cf. girl), 1795, execrated as a Cockney vulgarism. Gal Friday is 1940, in reference to Robinson Crusoe …   Etymology dictionary

  • Friday —    , MAN FRIDAY    An executive s man Friday an assistant who can be counted on to be a wholly reliable and competent overseer gets his appellation from a character in one of the most renowned adventure novels ever. Robinson Crusoe is a work of… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Friday — Fri•day [[t]ˈfraɪ deɪ, di[/t]] n. 1) the sixth day of the week, following Thursday 2) Informal. a) gal Friday b) man Friday • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE Frigedæg Freya s day =frige (gen. sing. of frēo) +dæg day …   From formal English to slang

  • Friday Night Lights (serie de TV) — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Friday Night Lights Género Drama Creado por Peter Berg Reparto Kyle Chandler Connie Britton Zach Gilford Gaius Charles Adrianne Palicki Jesse Plemons Aimee Teega …   Wikipedia Español

  • Friday Night Lights (serie de televisión) — Friday Night Lights Género Drama Creado por Peter Berg Reparto Kyle Chandler Connie Britton Zach Gilford Gaius Charles Adrianne Palicki Jesse Plemons Aimee Teegarden Minka Kelly Scott Porter Taylor Kitsch …   Wikipedia Español

  • girl Friday — pl. girl Fridays. See gal Friday. [1935 40; modeled on MAN FRIDAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • girl Friday — or ,gal Friday noun count INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED a female secretary …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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