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  1. work done in addition to one's regular work, as in intervals of leisure.
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Origin of by-work

First recorded in 1580–90; by- + work
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Examples from the Web for by-work

Historical Examples

  • Some prig with Him about their time, and will make religion but their by-work.

    The Life of James Renwick

    Thomas Houston

  • Parergon, pa-rėr′gon, n. a by-work, any work subsidiary to another.