- a person who does menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
- a person who works in a routine, unimaginative way.
- to perform menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
Origin of drudge
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Examples from the Web for drudge
When the trailer debuted in June, Drudge Report picked up the link to it and labeled it an “Obama Generation Satire.”‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films
October 30, 2014
The press was at the height of its power when the Monica story began and Drudge was its underbelly.How Monica Lewinsky Changed the Media
May 9, 2014
Yet a screaming headline on the Drudge Report—SHARPTON WAS FBI MOB RAT—was hardly an auspicious way to begin a momentous week.Al Sharpton: I’m No Snitch
April 8, 2014
Drudge simply “reported” on that fact—or rather was spoon-fed it by disgruntled internal sources.Julian Assange Loves Rand Paul and His ‘Very Principled Positions’
August 19, 2013
Drudge, who used to have a Fox News show of his own, is pretty well sourced in these parts.Is Megyn Kelly Pushing Sean Hannity Out of Fox News Primetime?
August 12, 2013
Such a crushing fall, a young lady abased to the level of a drudge!His Masterpiece
If a man has to live by his wits, he must drudge; there's no help for it.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
To the young man work is a drudge, a necessity to keep him alive.Dollars and Sense
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
You are a toiler, a drudge, you knock off a great deal of work.Artists' Wives
The drudge longs for the end of labor, the artist for it to begin.The Mind and Its Education
George Herbert Betts
- a person, such as a servant, who works hard at wearisome menial tasks
- (intr) to toil at such tasks
Word Origin and History for drudge
late 15c., "one employed in mean, servile, or distasteful work," missing in Old English and Middle English (but cf. Middle English druggen "do menial or monotonous work; druggunge, mid-13c., in Barnhart), but apparently related to Old English dreogan "to work, suffer, endure" (see endure). The verb is from 1540s. Related: Drudged; drudging. The surname is from 13c., probably from Old French dragie "a mixture of grains sown together," thus, a grower of this crop.