from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang An employee who runs errands in addition to performing regular duties.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A worker who runs errands; an errand boy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A waffle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an employee whose duties include running errands


Alteration of go for, from that person's having to go for or after things.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From go + ferĀ ("for"). (Wiktionary)



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