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journeywork

[ jur-nee-wurk ]
/ ˈdʒɜr niˌwɜrk /
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noun
the work of a journeyman.
necessary, routine, or servile work.
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Origin of journeywork

1595–1605; journey a day's work (obsolete) + work
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How to use journeywork in a sentence

  • 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.

    Knowledge is Power:|Charles Knight

British Dictionary definitions for journeywork

journeywork
/ (ˈdʒɜːnɪˌwɜːk) /

noun rare
necessary, routine, and menial work
the work of a journeyman
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