drudge

[ druhj ]
/ drʌdʒ /

noun

a person who does menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
a person who works in a routine, unimaginative way.

verb (used without object), drudged, drudg·ing.

to perform menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.

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Origin of drudge

1485–95; compare OE man's name Drycghelm helmet maker, equivalent to drycg (akin to drēogan to work) + helm helm2

SYNONYMS FOR drudge

OTHER WORDS FROM drudge

drudg·er, noundrudg·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for drudges

drudge
/ (drʌdʒ) /

noun

a person, such as a servant, who works hard at wearisome menial tasks

verb

(intr) to toil at such tasks

Derived forms of drudge

drudger, noundrudgingly, adverb

Word Origin for drudge

C16: perhaps from druggen to toil
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