Definition of Drudge

1. Noun. One who works hard at boring tasks.

Exact synonyms: Hack, Hacker
Generic synonyms: Unskilled Person
Specialized synonyms: Plodder, Slogger



2. Verb. Work hard. "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
Exact synonyms: Dig, Fag, Grind, Labor, Labour, Moil, Toil, Travail
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Drudgery, Grind, Grind, Labor, Labor, Laborer, Labour, Labourer, Toil, Toiler, Travail

3. Noun. A laborer who is obliged to do menial work.
Exact synonyms: Galley Slave, Navvy, Peon
Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer

Definition of Drudge

1. v. i. To perform menial work; to labor in mean or unpleasant offices with toil and fatigue.

2. v. t. To consume laboriously; -- with away.

3. n. One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant.

Definition of Drudge

1. Noun. A person who works in a low servile job. ¹

2. Noun. (pejorative) Someone who works for (and may be taken advantage of by) someone else. ¹

3. Verb. to labour in (or as in) a low servile job ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drudge

1. to do hard, menial, or tedious work [v DRUDGED, DRUDGING, DRUDGES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drudge

drowsy
drowth
drowths
droxicam
droxidopa
droyle
droyled
drub
drubbed
drubber
drubbers
drubbing
drubbings
drubs
drucken
drudge (current term)
drudged
drudger
drudgeries
drudgers
drudgery
drudges
drudgework
drudgey
drudging
drudgingly
drudgism
drudgisms
drudgy
drueries

Literary usage of Drudge

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1. The Various Writings of Cornelius Mathews by Cornelius Mathews (1863)
"reeling a withering glance towards Mr. drudge, who was slowly shambling up the lane completely ... drudge,— I want you to get in the carriage and go down to ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"The older sense was to dirty, hence to drudge, from the dirt consequent on toil, j wurf, G. maulwurf. ..."

3. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1872)
"D- ^"2- ' even after my descent into the poor little drudge I had ' been since we came to London, no one had compassion ' enough on me—a child of singular ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"... vn To act as a drudge, Aberd. Isl. l-lij'-i'i, sarcinas imponere, q. to make a beast of borden of one ; klip-a, ... A drudge, ibid. ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"... her unfailing instinct for choosing the noble and liberal side in a controversy, to prevent her from becoming every man's drudge —a mere literary besom. ..."

6. The Freshman and His College: A College Manual by Frank Cummins Lockwood (1913)
"VI THE GOOD drudge HABIT The habits that a Freshman forms are likely to go with him all through life to help him or to hinder him. ..."

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