dogsbody

[ dawgz-bod-ee, dogz- ]
/ ˈdɔgzˌbɒd i, ˈdɒgz- /

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

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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