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.
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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