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busywork

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
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Examples of BUSYWORK

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

First Known Use of BUSYWORK

1910

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