scutwork

or scut work

[ skuht-wurk ]
/ ˈskʌtˌwɜrk /

noun Informal.

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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