desk work


noun

work done at a desk.
habitual writing, as that of a clerk.

Nearby words

  1. desk clerk,
  2. desk copier,
  3. desk jobber,
  4. desk jockey,
  5. desk pad,
  6. desk-bound,
  7. desk-size,
  8. deskbound,
  9. deskfast,
  10. deskill

Origin of desk work

First recorded in 1860–65

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for desk work

  • Leader expressed himself satisfied to make an experiment at desk-work.

    Romantic Spain|John Augustus O'Shea
  • "Tired of towns and desk-work, and—and—" The Boy shifted about on his wooden stool, and held up his hands to the reviving blaze.

    The Magnetic North|Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • He was poor and cut off from his fellows by the haughty shyness of his temper, weary of desk-work, and haunted by home-sickness.