drudgery

[ druhj-uh-ree ]
/ ˈdrʌdʒ ə ri /

noun, plural drudg·er·ies.

menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.

Origin of drudgery

First recorded in 1540–50; drudge + -ery
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drudgery
/ (ˈdrʌdʒərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

hard, menial, and monotonous work
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