A person who pretends to help, but actually doesn't. Token helpers frequently get recognition for 'helping' and this can be irritating to the person needing the help. Token helpers may be sent by a boss or manager to appear to help and the boss or manager gets the credit for 'helping.'
My friend offered to help. But she just stood there and watched while I did all the work. She's a token helper.
by pobox867 February 10, 2014