[ biz-ee-wurk ]
/ ˈbɪz iˌwɜrk /
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Origin of busywork
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Activity meant to take up time but not actually be productive. For example, We have to put in an eight-hour day, even if we do nothing but busy work. [c. 1840]
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