drudgery

[ druhj-uh-ree ]
/ ˈdrʌdʒ ə ri /

noun, plural drudg·er·ies.

menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.

Nearby words

  1. drowsy,
  2. drub,
  3. drubbing,
  4. drucilla,
  5. drudge,
  6. drudgework,
  7. drug,
  8. drug abuse,
  9. drug addict,
  10. drug baron

Origin of drudgery

First recorded in 1540–50; drudge + -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for drudgery

drudgery

/ (ˈdrʌdʒərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

hard, menial, and monotonous work
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Word Origin and History for drudgery

drudgery

n.

1540s, from drudge + -ery.

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