verb \ˈdrəj\

Definition of DRUDGE

intransitive verb
:  to do hard, menial, or monotonous work
transitive verb
:  to force to do hard, menial, or monotonous work
drudg·er noun

Examples of DRUDGE

  1. <factory workers who must drudge all day at repetitive tasks>

Origin of DRUDGE

Middle English druggen
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with DRUDGE



: a person who does boring, difficult, or unpleasant work

Full Definition of DRUDGE

:  one who is obliged to do menial work
:  one whose work is routine and boring
:  menial or tedious labor

Examples of DRUDGE

  1. She was tired of working as an office drudge.
  2. <worked like a drudge at a low-paying job that had few benefits>

First Known Use of DRUDGE

15th century
DRUDGE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈdrəj\

Definition of DRUDGE for Kids

:  a person who does hard or dull work


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