dogs·​body | \ ˈdȯgz-ˌbä-dē How to pronounce dogsbody (audio) \

Definition of dogsbody

chiefly British

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Examples of dogsbody in a Sentence

I worked for several years as a gofer and general dogsbody for a London publishing house.

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Charley, who already has a casual job with Del (Steve Buscemi), a local horse trainer, now becomes his full-time dogsbody, or nagsbody—cleaning the stables, driving the truck, or walking Lean on Pete. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "“Ready Player One” and “Lean on Pete”," 24 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dogsbody

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dogsbody

British naval slang dogsbody pudding made of peas, junior officer

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The first known use of dogsbody was in 1922

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to take the place or position of

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