busywork

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noun busy·work \-ˌwərk\

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.

1893

First Known Use of busywork

1893


BUSYWORK Defined for English Language Learners

busywork

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noun busy·work \-ˌwərk\

Definition of busywork for English Language Learners

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

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