Go fer


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

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

gofer, gopher.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To go fer
World English Dictionary
gofer (ˈɡəʊfə)
slang chiefly (US), (Canadian) an employee or assistant whose duties include menial tasks such as running errands
[C20: originally US: alteration of go for]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Relevant Questions
Word Origin & History

1956, Amer.Eng. coinage from go for (coffee, spare parts, etc.), with a pun on gopher.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature