dogsbody

[dawgz-bod-ee, dogz-]

noun, plural dogs·bod·ies. Chiefly British Slang.

a menial worker; drudge.

Nearby words

  1. dognap,
  2. dogon,
  3. dogpatch,
  4. dogrib,
  5. dogs,
  6. dogshore,
  7. dogsled,
  8. dogtooth,
  9. dogtooth violet,
  10. dogtrot

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

dogsbody

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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