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"gofer" in British English

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gofernoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡəʊ.fər/  us   /ˈɡoʊ.fɚ/ US informal
someone whose ​job is to be ​sent to get and ​carry things such as ​messages, ​drinks, etc. for other ​people in a ​company
(Definition of gofer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gofer" in American English

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gofernoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡoʊ·fər/ infml
a ​person whose ​job is to take ​messages or to ​collect and ​deliver things for other ​people
(Definition of gofer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gofer" in Business English

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gofernoun [C]

(also gopher) uk   us   /ˈɡəʊfər/ US informal
WORKPLACE someone who does boring ​jobs for other ​employees, for ​examplecarryingmessages or making drinks: David ​works as a gofer at an ​independenttelevisionproductioncompany.
(Definition of gofer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gofer”
in Chinese (Simplified) 跑腿的办事员, 勤杂工…
in Chinese (Traditional) 跑腿的辦事員, 勤雜工…
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