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go·fer

also go-fer  (gō′fər)
n. Slang
An employee who runs errands in addition to performing regular duties.

[Alteration of go for, from that person's having to go for or after things.]

gofer

(ˈɡəʊfə)
n
slang chiefly US and Canadian an employee or assistant whose duties include menial tasks such as running errands
[C20: originally US: alteration of go for]

go•fer

go•pher

(ˈgoʊ fər)

n. Slang.
an employee whose chief duty is running errands.
[1925–30; resp. of go for]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gofer - an employee whose duties include running errands
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
Translations
poskok
juoksupoikalähetti

gofer

[ˈgəʊfeʳ] Nrecadero/a m/f

gofer

[ˈgəʊfər] ncoursier/ière m/fgo-getter [ˈgəʊgɛtər] nfonceur/euse m/f

gofer

n (inf)Mädchen ntfür alles (inf)

gofer

[ˈgəʊfəʳ] n (fam) → galoppino/a
References in classic literature ?
While my grandmother was busy about supper, I settled myself on the wooden bench behind the stove and got acquainted with the cat-- he caught not only rats and mice, but gophers, I was told.
The big yellow and brown ones won't hurt you; they're bull-snakes and help to keep the gophers down.
The gophers scurried up and down the ploughed ground.
He planted at all seasons, and it was accepted by the community that what did not rot in the ground was evenly divided between the gophers and trespassing cows.
You take the branch next the willow stump, I b'lieve; or else the branch by the gopher holes; or else--"
The first one is by the elm tree, and the second is by the gopher holes; and then--"
And I saw the gopher holes, too, and the dead stump; but they're not here now.
And when he was supposed to be working in the corn-fields, and the tall stalks hid him from Mombi's view, Tip would often dig in the gopher holes, or if the mood seized him -- lie upon his back between the rows of corn and take a nap.
They were content to let the small mine-owners gopher out what they could, for there would be millions in the leavings.
I set Ah Wee and a little cuss named Gopher to cutting the timber.
Within longleaf pine communities, southeastern pocket gophers not only contribute to the integrity of the historic faunal community but also enhance habitat quality through creation of refugia for amphibian (Funderburg and Lee, 1968; Blihovde, 2006), reptile (Mount, 1963; Funderburg and Lee, 1968) and several obligate arthropod commensals (Pembleton and Williams, 1978; Skelley and Kovarik, 2001) and through soil turnover (Simkin and Michener, 2005).