drudge

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. toil, slave, grub, plod, hack, grind, plug. See exertion.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. hard worker, toiler, drone, slave, menial, lackey, grub, hack, scullion, grind, crammer, plodder, burner of midnight oil*, dogsbody*; see also laborer .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
work hard, toil, labor, *break one's back, *do the dirty work, slave away, *keep nose to the grindstone, plod, grind, sweat.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun One who works or toils tirelessly: fag, grub, plodder, slave. Informal: grind, workhorse. See WORK. II verb To do tedious, laborious, and sometimes menial work: grub, plod, slave, slog. Informal: grind. See WORK.

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  • Drudge — Drudge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Drudged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drudging}.] [OE. druggen; prob not akin to E. drag, v. t., but fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. drugaire a slave or drudge.] To perform menial work; to labor in mean or unpleasant offices with toil and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drudge — Drudge, n. One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drudge — [drʌdʒ] n someone who does hard boring work >drudge v [I] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drudge — [n] slave, very hard worker factotum, grind*, laborer, menial, nose to grindstone*, peon*, plodder*, servant, toiler, workaholic, worker, workhorse; concept 348 Ant. idler, laze drudge [v] work very hard back to the salt mines*, dig, grind*,… …   New thesaurus

  • drudge — index labor, palliative (abating), strive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • drudge — [ drʌdʒ ] noun count someone who has to do a lot of boring and unpleasant work …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drudge — (n.) late 15c., one employed in mean, servile, or distasteful work, missing in O.E. and M.E. (but Cf. M.E. druggen do menial or monotonous work; druggunge, mid 13c., in Barnhart), but apparently related to O.E. dreogan to work, suffer, endure… …   Etymology dictionary

  • drudge — ► NOUN ▪ a person made to do hard, menial, or dull work. ORIGIN of unknown origin; perhaps related to DRAG(Cf. ↑drag) …   English terms dictionary

  • drudge — [druj] n. [ME druggen, prob. < OE dreogan: see DREE] a person who does hard, menial, or tedious work vi. drudged, drudging to do such work …   English World dictionary

  • Drudge — A drudge is a person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work; it can also refer to the work itself, known as drudgery. Drudge can also refer to: Matt Drudge, an American Internet journalist. Drudge Report, Matt Drudge s website. Drudge (TV… …   Wikipedia

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