man Friday


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man Friday

n. pl. men Friday or men Fridays
An efficient, faithful male aide or employee.

[After Friday, a character in Robinson Crusoe, a novel by Daniel Defoe.]

man Friday

n
a loyal male servant or assistant
[after the native in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719)]

man′ Fri′day


n., pl. men Friday (or Fridays).
a reliable male assistant; right-hand man.
[1885–90; after Friday, the devoted servant in Robinson Crusoe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.man Friday - the most helpful assistantman Friday - the most helpful assistant    
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
Translations

man Friday

n (= male helper)rechte Hand (fig), → Mädchen ntfür alles (inf iro)
References in classic literature ?
But I was not content with this discovery; but having now more courage, and consequently more curiosity, I took my man Friday with me, giving him the sword in his hand, with the bow and arrows at his back, which I found he could use very dexterously, making him carry one gun for me, and I two for myself; and away we marched to the place where these creatures had been; for I had a mind now to get some further intelligence of them.
And so," George Curtis ended, "we have lived for nearly two years, like a second Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday, hoping against hope that some natives might come here to help us away, but none have come.
We are Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday going to see if the savages have come," she said presently, for her fancy was full of the dear old stories that all children love so well.
My nephew was ready to sail about the beginning of January 1694-5; and I, with my man Friday, went on board, in the Downs, the 8th; having, besides that sloop which I mentioned above, a very considerable cargo of all kinds of necessary things for my colony, which, if I did not find in good condition, I resolved to leave so.
The proposition went no further, although Joe had, at once, selected the part of Man Friday for himself.
But, another Crusoe chancing upon the footprint of another man Friday, his nose, not his eyes, shocked him electrically alert as he smelled the fresh contact of a living man's foot with the ground.
If Sergeant Cuff had found himself, at that moment, transported to a desert island, without a man Friday to keep him company, or a ship to take him off-- he would have found himself exactly where I wished him to be!
man Friday following the alleged theft of two trucks from rural residents.
Alice Soriano Aguilan, a Filipino domestic helper in Iraq, was mauled by an Arab man Friday who wanted her to do so many things all at the same time.
BETHLEHEM, July 7, 2017 (WAFA) -- A Palestinian man Friday dawn succumbed to his wounds reportedly after being run-over by an Israeli settler west of Bethlehem city, said security sources and a local activist.
SPRINGFIELD - Springfield police are investigating the shooting death of a man Friday afternoon at a mobile home on the 1100 block of 35th Street.
Summary: Police detained a 32-year-old man Friday who shot at a vehicle carrying his 5-year-old daughter, ex-wife and her father in a Beirut suburb last week.