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[druhj] /drʌdʒ/

a person who does menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
a person who works in a routine, unimaginative way.
verb (used without object), drudged, drudging.
to perform menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
a person, such as a servant, who works hard at wearisome menial tasks
(intransitive) to toil at such tasks

late 15c., “one employed in mean, servile, or distasteful work,” missing in Old English and Middle English (but cf. Middle English druggen “do menial or monotonous work; druggunge, mid-13c., in Barnhart), but apparently related to Old English dreogan “to work, suffer, endure” (see endure). The verb is from 1540s. Related: Drudged; drudging. The surname is from 13c., probably from Old French dragie “a mixture of grains sown together,” thus, a grower of this crop.


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