a a person who assists, esp. in a subordinate position
b (as modifier)
2 See →
3 Archaic helpful or useful as an aid
n (U.S. and Canadian) a university teacher lower in rank than an associate professor
n (Soccer) the official name for →
n (N.Z.) a teacher in the first probationary years, (Abbrev.)
n a person who serves in a shop
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