Definition of Man Friday from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Man Friday

 
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the name of the faithful servant and companion in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe. Crusoe gives him this name after saving his life on a Friday. The phrase man Friday is now sometimes used to mean a trusted male assistant or servant and the female equivalent is a girl Friday.

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