gofer gofer

Definition(s):

  • (n) an employee whose duties include running errands

Usage(s):

  1. The gofer and the candidate became good friends as Powell chauffeured him to virtually every hamlet in the state.
  2. The hero of George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London makes his living as a plongeur , which is what French people call the dishwashergoferhouse elf in a restaurant.
  3. During my summers, I worked construction, doing gofer types of jobs and, after a while, manual labor.

News

  1. Baltimore-based Startup, Gofer Now, Launches Its Errand & Labor Sourcing Services in Cities across the Mid-Atlantic

    Gofer Now provides efficient, effective, and affordable labor sourcing for chores, errands, odd jobs, pet care, deliveries, handyman services and much more. (PRWeb June 24, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10851961.htm
    on June 24, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Dr. King: The Dream in the Shadows

    In the summer of 1971 I was 13 and our family was living in Memphis, Tennessee. On weekends Dad made extra money servicing air conditioning units around the city. Sometimes I rode along and served as the loyal ‘gofer.’ One afternoon, while working at a motel, I was told to carry a bucket of tools from a downstairs room to a room upstairs on the other side of the building. On my way I was ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Greene County Messenger

Quotes

  1. "Rikard was a pleasant surprise," said Kentfield's Paul Cayard, skipper of Pirates of the Caribbean. "He was an eighteen-year-old kid just out of high school and we expected him to be a helper-gofer guy. Instead he turned out to be one of our...
    on Oct 12, 2006 By: Paul Cayard Source: Marin Independent-Journal

  2. "I was like the gofer in that band," Stern said with a laugh. "Miles needs this, Miles needs that. Go send Leni!"
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Leni Stern Source: Boston Herald

  3. "Coach Egan would send me up now and then for something for Larry. I was like a gofer," Popovich said.
    on Jun 8, 2005 By: Gregg Popovich Source: USA Today

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