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busywork

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noun busy·work \-ˌwərk\

Simple Definition of busywork

  • : work that is given to you only to keep you busy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of busywork

  1. :  work that usually appears productive or of intrinsic value but actually only keeps one occupied

Examples of busywork in a sentence

  1. Students were given busywork for the last few minutes of class.



1910

First Known Use of busywork

1910


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