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Meaning of "girl Friday" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GIRL FRIDAY

Coined on the pattern of man Friday.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GIRL FRIDAY

girl Friday play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIRL FRIDAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Girl Friday is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GIRL FRIDAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of girl Friday in the English dictionary

The definition of girl Friday in the dictionary is a female employee who has a wide range of duties, usually including secretarial and clerical work.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIRL FRIDAY

girdlescone
girdlestead
Girgenti
girl
girl band
Girl Guide
girl power
Girl Scout
girl-watching
girl´s blouse
girlfriend
girlfriend experience
girlhood
girlie
girlie magazine
girlish
girlishly
girlishness
Girls´ Brigade
girly

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIRL FRIDAY

adventure holiday
bank holiday
casual Friday
dress-down Friday
federal holiday
Friday
general holiday
Good Friday
half holiday
holiday
legal holiday
man Friday
multiday
national holiday
package holiday
public holiday
Roman holiday
skiing holiday
tax holiday
working holiday

Synonyms and antonyms of girl Friday in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «girl Friday» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIRL FRIDAY

Find out the translation of girl Friday to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of girl Friday from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «girl Friday» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

周五的女孩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chica Viernes
570 millions of speakers

English

girl Friday
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लड़की शुक्रवार
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

فتاة الجمعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

девушка Пятница
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

menina sexta-feira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মেয়ে শুক্রবার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fille vendredi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gadis Jumaat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mädchen für
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

少女金曜日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소녀 금요일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cah wadon sing ana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cô gái thứ sáu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெண் வெள்ளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुलगी शुक्रवार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kız Cuma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ragazza Venerdì
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Girl Friday
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дівчина П´ятниця
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fată vineri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κορίτσι Παρασκευή
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

meisie Vrydag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flicka fredag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jente fredag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of girl Friday

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRL FRIDAY»

The term «girl Friday» is regularly used and occupies the 92.480 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIRL FRIDAY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «girl Friday» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «girl Friday» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about girl Friday

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIRL FRIDAY»

Discover the use of girl Friday in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to girl Friday and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Girl Friday
N.B. Girl Friday is called Dune Road in the US
Jane Green, 2009
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Girl Friday
An account of Joanna's stay on a desert island, the physical and mental challenge and her intimate and honest record of living in solitude, her increasing sense of dislocation and insanity.
Joanna Lumley, 1994
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What No One Ever Tells You About Franchising: Real-Life ...
So she started her own personal concierge service, My Girl Friday, Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her target clients were busy professionals like herself who needed some help but couldn't afford a full-time nanny or as- sistant. By finding outside ...
Jan Norman, 2006
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Narration in the Fiction Film
In His Girl Friday, Earl Williams is reprieved, the corrupt administration will be thrown out of office, and Walter and Hildy are reunited, but we never learn what happens to Molly Malloy, who jumped out a window to distract the reporters.
David Bordwell, 1985
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Go Girl Friday
Sara Blake takes desperate measures after nine months of unemployment.
D. C. Paull, 2008
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Cincinnati Magazine
Occasionally an out-of- town relation will hire My Girl Friday to provide assistance for an aging relative. She recounts the story of an 80-year-old Mariemont man who called because he wanted someone to go buy him Hustler magazine during  ...
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Howard Hawks
Hawks succeeds in modifying this inherent weakness without removing it: His Girl Friday, while it easily eclipses its original, remains a flawed film, though the nature of the flaw becomes somewhat different. The attempt at balancing the two  ...
Robin Wood, 2006
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Hawks on Hawks
"I read Hawks on Hawks with passion. I am very happy that this book exists.
Joseph McBride, 2013
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American Cinema of the 1940s: Themes and Variations
Howard Hawks's His Girl Friday, Ernst Lubitsch's Shop Around the Corner, John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath, and Walt Disney's Pinocchio all appeared in January alone. Such films, and many that appeared later in the year (such as George ...
Wheeler W. Dixon, 2006
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Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage
The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage Stanley Cavell. COUNTERFEITING HAPPINESS His Girl Friday A key to this film's placement of its images, or displacement of us before them, is to understand the light it gives us to see by. DN The ...
Stanley Cavell, 1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIRL FRIDAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term girl Friday is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Matchmaker' review: It's an oldie - and a goodie
Karen Wiese-Thompson as Dolly Levi, left, and Alan Sorenson as Horace Vandergelder prepare for rehearsal of Girl Friday Productions' 'The ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jul 15»
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Saving the World With Slow Food
The two women hit it off and kept in touch, and when Waters offered a job as her assistant, or in Waters' words, “Girl Friday,” the answer was an ... «Forward, Jul 15»
3
Stephen Curry and Wife Ayesha Welcome Baby No. 2: See How …
E! News can confirm Stephen Curry and wife Ayesha Curry welcomed their second baby girl Friday evening. "God is amazing. The gift of life is ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
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Medical Examiner identifies drowned man
Lifeguards rescued Alam and a teenage girl Friday night from an area known as Sunny Jim Cave, near Cave Street at Coast Boulevard, after ... «U-T San Diego, Jul 15»
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TV tonight: The best things to watch on Sunday, July 12
She was stuck on a desert island in Girl Friday, and has since traveled down the Nile, searched for Noah's ark, been on a Greek odyssey, ... «Western Morning News, Jul 15»
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Clinton's 'Girl Friday' Huma Abedin stonewalling investigation into …
Huma Abedin, a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and wife of embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, ... «Examiner.com, Jul 15»
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Katherine Heigl on Marriage Equality, Kissing Alexis Bledel at …
... as Grace Gummer, Sam McMurray, Diana Hardcastle and a white dog named Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell's character in “His Girl Friday. «Variety, Jul 15»
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CARE to tell us how life changed after WW2
... American actress Rosalind Russell who won hearts as the fast-talking newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson in the 1940 comedy His Girl Friday. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Espinosa's homer helps Nationals top Orioles
Zimmermann, whose wife gave birth to a baby girl Friday morning, allowed two homers, four runs and nine hits. Four relievers shut down the ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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MLB roundup: McCutchen's 14th-inning HR lifts Pirates
Zimmermann, whose wife gave birth to a baby girl Friday morning, allowed two homers and four runs and nine hits. The Orioles took the lead ... «KCCI Des Moines, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Girl Friday [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/girl-friday>. Feb 2021 ».
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