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    Gal Friday

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    A particularly faithful female assistant, especially in noir stories. They typically tag along with the protagonist and aid them as needed, while occasionally serving up some sass to keep their bosses in check.

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    The term originated as "Man Friday", in reference to the classic novel Robinson Crusoe, where the title character nicknamed his loyal Carib friend Friday. The variant "Girl Friday" was popularized by the 1940 film His Girl Friday, and is more in use these days.

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