Informal. tedious, repetitious work; drudgery.
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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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