or scut work
[ skuht-wurk ]
/ ˈskʌtˌwɜrk /
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menial, routine work, as that done by an underling: the scutwork of scrubbing pots and pans.
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Origin of scutwork
1960–65; scut (< ?) + work
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His duties must eventually have included more than mere scutwork.‘Purity’ was one of Hollywood’s most controversial films. Meet its D.C. writer.|John Kelly|January 11, 2021|Washington Post