[ dawgz-bod-ee, dogz- ]
/ ˈdɔgzˌbɒd i, ˈdɒgz- /
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noun, plural dogs·bod·ies.Chiefly British Slang.
a menial worker; drudge.
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Origin of dogsbody
First recorded in 1810–20; originally a junior naval officer, earlier a sailor's term for soaked sea biscuits or pease pudding
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British Dictionary definitions for dogsbody
/ (ˈdɒɡzˌbɒdɪ) /
noun plural -bodies
informal a person who carries out menial tasks for others; drudge
verb -bodies, -bodying or -bodied
(intr) to act as a dogsbody
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