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job work

noun
  1. miscellaneous printing work, as distinguished from books, periodicals, etc.
  2. work done by the job.
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Origin of job work

First recorded in 1795–1805
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for job work

Historical Examples

  • I wasn't engaged, shir—it was only job-work I was able to do—the health wasn't gud wid me.

    Willy Reilly

    William Carleton

  • And forthwith he and the other entered into a disquisition about the job-work.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • The italic parenthesis may be used in job-work or full display lines of italic letters.

    Punctuation

    Frederick W. Hamilton

  • These gentlemen receive large quantities of job-work, which, as is well known, they execute in a superior manner.

  • Partout le travail est le métier de job (job-work) comme disent les Anglais—un métier à mourir sur le fumier.