Go fer

gofer

[goh-fer]
noun Slang.
an employee whose chief duty is running errands.
Also, go-fer, gopher.


Origin:
1965–70; respelling of go for (verb phrase), with -er representing both vowel reduction in for and -er1

gofer, gopher.
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gofer (ˈɡəʊfə)
 
n
slang chiefly (US), (Canadian) an employee or assistant whose duties include menial tasks such as running errands
 
[C20: originally US: alteration of go for]

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gofer
1956, Amer.Eng. coinage from go for (coffee, spare parts, etc.), with a pun on gopher.
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