gofer (n.1)

"thin cake or waffle with a honeycomb pattern," 1769, from French gaufre, literally "honeycomb" (see wafer (n.)).

gofer (n.2)

"errand-runner," 1956, American English coinage from verbal phrase go for (coffee, spare parts, etc.), with a pun on gopher. Gopher also was late 19c. slang for a young thief, especially one who breaks in through small openings.

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Definitions of gofer from WordNet

gofer (n.)
an employee whose duties include running errands;