personal assistant


personal assistant
   a secretary
   The use once enhanced the status of the employer and the salary of the employee.
   Sometimes shortened to assistant:
    ... two remarkably pretty girls, darkhaired, upright of carriage, secretaries perhaps, assistants rather. (Amis, 1988)

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