- a menial worker; drudge.
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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- informal a person who carries out menial tasks for others; drudge
- (intr) to act as a dogsbody