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Assistants, helpers and secretaries

accomplice

noun

someone who helps another person to do something illegal or wrong

acolyte

noun

someone who helps an important person and supports their ideas, often without ever criticizing them

administrative assistant

noun

someone whose job is to help other people by doing office work

agent

noun

someone whose job is to help a writer, performer, or sports player by finding work for them

aide

noun

someone whose job is to help another person in their work

ally

noun

someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you

ancillary

adjective

working with professional people such as doctors and teachers to help them in their work

assistant

noun

someone whose job is to help another person in their work, for example by doing the easier parts of it

asst

abbreviation

assistant

attendant

noun

someone whose job is to help customers or people who visit a public place

auxiliary

noun

a worker who helps more senior or permanent workers

buddy

noun

someone who forms an arrangement with another person in which they help each other

bureaucrat

noun

someone who is employed to help run an office or government department. This word can suggest that you do not like people like this because you think they have too much power and care too much about rules and systems

enabler

noun

a person or organization that makes it possible for someone else to achieve something

enabler

noun

someone who makes it possible for someone to continue with behaviour that is bad for them

facilitator

noun

someone who helps a person or organization to find a solution to a problem

factotum

noun

someone whose job is to do many different jobs for someone else

first aider

noun

someone who is trained to give first aid

fixer

noun

someone who deals with problems for someone else

follower

noun

someone who supports and travels with an important person such as a military or political leader

girl Friday

noun

a female secretary

handmaiden

noun

something that supports something else that is more important

help

noun

a person or thing that helps

helper

noun

someone who helps a person or organization, especially without payment

helpmate

noun

someone who helps and supports another person, especially a husband or wife

knight-errant

noun

a man who arrives and helps you

lieutenant

noun

someone whose job is to help an official of high rank

lifesaver

noun

a person or thing that gets someone out of a difficult situation

man Friday

noun

a man who helps someone with their work, especially in an office

mentor

noun

an experienced person who helps someone who has less experience, especially in their job

PA

noun

personal assistant: someone whose job is to help a manager by writing business letters, organizing meetings etc

page

noun

a student whose job is to help a member of the Congress in the US

patrolman

noun

someone whose job is to help people if their car stops working while they are driving

personal assistant

noun

someone whose job is to help a manager by writing business letters, organizing meetings etc. A personal assistant is often simply called a PA

promoter

noun

someone who helps to start a new company or project

prop

noun

someone or something that helps a system, organization, or person to be strong or to continue to exist

salvation

noun

something or someone that helps someone in a bad or dangerous situation

secretary

noun

someone in an office who works for someone else and who does jobs such as arranging meetings, making phone calls, and preparing letters

social secretary

noun

someone whose job is to organize social activities for an important person or an organization

steward

noun

someone who helps to organize people at an event such as a football match, a race, or a wedding

wingman

noun

a man who helps and supports another man

an extra pair of hands

another person who can help you to do something

the cavalry

people who come and solve all your problems when you are in difficulties

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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