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journeywork

[ jur-nee-wurk ]

noun

  1. the work of a journeyman.
  2. necessary, routine, or servile work.


journeywork

/ ˈdʒɜːnɪˌwɜːk /

noun

  1. necessary, routine, and menial work
  2. the work of a journeyman


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Word History and Origins

Origin of journeywork1

1595–1605; journey a day's work (obsolete) + work

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Example Sentences

If it is honest journeywork, yet lacks purchasers, at most you may call yourself a hapless tradesman.

If they could get into regular journeywork there a'n't one man as wouldn't prefer it—it would pay them a deal better.

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