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Man Friday

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMan FridayˌMan ˈFriday noun 🔊 🔊 a loyal and trusted servant or helper. This name comes from a character in the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. He is a black man who becomes Crusoe’s servant and friend after Crusoe saves him from being killed by cannibals (=people who eat other people). Crusoe calls him Man Friday because he met him on a Friday.
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