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scutwork

or scut work

[ skuht-wurk ]
/ ˈskʌtˌwɜrk /
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noun Informal.

menial, routine work, as that done by an underling: the scutwork of scrubbing pots and pans.

RELATED WORDS

duty, assignment, workout, errand, housework, burden, routine, grind, trial, job, tribulation, effort, stint, devoir, KP

Nearby words

scuttle, scuttlebutt, scutular, scutulum, scutum, scutwork, scuzz, scuzzbucket, scuzzy, scybalous, scybalum

Origin of scutwork

1960–65; scut (< ?) + work
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