noun busy·work \-ˌwərk\

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

Full Definition of BUSYWORK

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

Examples of BUSYWORK

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

First Known Use of BUSYWORK



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