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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An employee whose duties include running errands.

Usage examples (35)
  • A simple translation for transportation is "gofer".
  • I didn't lift anything, I just was the "gofer" for little stuff.
  • Mukasey could easily fire half of these "gofer" appointees and eliminate their jobs.
  • "gofer" for my really cool grandfather, in his middle 80s. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Note: "Gofer" (one who runs errands for another) comes from the two words "go for". "Gopher" is a rodent-like animal that lives underground.
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