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Meaning of DRUDGE

Pronunciation:  druj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
  2. [n]  one who works hard at boring tasks
  3. [v]  work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

DRUDGE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dig, fag, galley slave, grind, hack, hacker, labor, labour, moil, navvy, peon, toil, travail
 See Also: do work, jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer, plodder, slogger, unskilled person, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 fatigue.
          He gradually rose in the estimation of the booksellers
          for whom he drudged.                     --Macaulay.
  2. \Drudge\, v. t.
    To consume laboriously; -- with away.
          Rise to our toils and drudge away the day. --Otway.
  3. \Drudge\, n.
    One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a
    mental servant. --Milton.
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