donkey work


noun

Informal. tedious, repetitious work; drudgery.

Nearby words

  1. donkey derby,
  2. donkey engine,
  3. donkey jacket,
  4. donkey topsail,
  5. donkey vote,
  6. donkey's tail,
  7. donkey's years,
  8. donkey-lick,
  9. donkey-work,
  10. donko

Also don·key·work [dong-kee-wurk, dawng‐, duhng‐] /ˈdɒŋ kiˌwɜrk, ˈdɔŋ‐, ˈdʌŋ‐/.

Origin of donkey work

First recorded in 1915–20

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