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gopher

Graduate education A denigrating term for a medical student who is treated as a scut monkey and told to get things for the department through which he or she is rotating at the time. See Rotater, Scut monkey.

gopher

a small burrowing rodent. Called pocket gopher because of its habit of storing food in a cheek pouch. Species are Thomomys talpoides (gray gopher) and Geomys spp. (pocket gopher).
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With a single click of the My Gofer desktop icon, users can bring up entire Regional Tradeshow Programs and submit requests directly to ECI for fulfillment and execution.
In February the Sunday Mirror revealed how the roly-poly Geordie ran into trouble after travelling the world with the England star, acting as his gofer.
Producer Lovullo saw his role as a combination psychologist, scheduler, talent scout, gofer, cajoler, financial officer and troubleshooter.
Scared and out of his depth, he is forced to become a gofer for the Corsican kingpin Cesar (Niels Arestrup), who rules the prison from the inside.
At the time, I was a gofer for Elvis and they were using me as his decoy.
He was soon married and the father of a child, shifting his status to 1-Y and giving him incentive to start climbing the job ladder - a manager at a soda stand, a cook at Hong Kong Hatties, a manager of the Flower Drum Song food stand, a mail room clerk and a gofer for associate producers.
Smith was essentially a gofer on that project, the low man on the totem pole, performing odds and ends and making himself available to the director of photography whenever he could.
A few of the most seriously shaken send a gofer down to the army-navy surplus for a uniform, then get somebody else to pull a few strings so they can sit in a tank or behind the real pilot in a fighter jet.
but the closest she got to a career in the biz was working as a gofer at a publishing shop.
Blake, a gofer on music videos, was already in a relationship which he could not bring himself to end, hurting Amy deeply.
Anyway, Don plans the heist with his eager, if naive, gofer Bobby.
There's Eric, who's now his manager, his half-brother and less successful actor Johnny (nicknamed Drama) and Turtle, his gofer.