Notes of a word-watcher, Hanching Chung. A first port of call for English learning.
Back in Abiquiu, the ''monument'' resumed a daily routine of work, now with the help of a young protege, Juan Hamilton, a potter. He had knocked at her kitchen door asking for work and made his way up from man Friday to secretary. He supervised production of her book, and assisted with and appeared in the television film about her in 1977. He traveled with her to New York and California and managed her business affairs. Their companionship was so close there were rumors of marriage.
n., pl.men Friday or men Fridays.
An efficient, faithful male aide or employee.
[After Friday, a character in Robinson Crusoe, a novel by Daniel Defoe.]