Meaning of man Friday in English:

man Friday


  • A male personal assistant or servant.

    ‘Jennifer Hart is a writer and not-so-typical housewife, since most of the actual housework is performed by the couple's man Friday, Max.’
    • ‘I gave my man Friday one of my guns to carry.’
    second in command, second, number two, subordinate, junior, auxiliary, adjutant, lieutenant, subaltern, assistant, personal assistant, PA, aide, helper, right-hand man, henchman, underling


man Friday

/ˌman ˈfrʌɪdeɪ/ /ˌman ˈfrʌɪdi/


From Friday, a character in Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719), whom Crusoe often refers to as ‘my man Friday’.