- a worker whose occupation is digging ditches, especially with pick and shovel.
- a person engaged in exhausting manual work, especially work that requires little or no originality.
- Also called ditcher, trencher. a power excavating machine designed to remove earth in a continuous line and to a predetermined width and depth, as by means of a rotating belt equipped with scoops.
Origin of ditchdigger
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And he who is confused, be he ditchdigger or dictator, is a man emotionally upset.Expediter
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