donkeywork

noun
don·​key·​work | \ˈdäŋ-kē-ˌwərk, ˈdəŋ-, ˈdȯŋ-\

Definition of donkeywork 

: monotonous and routine work : drudgery

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for donkeywork

Synonyms

drudge, drudgery, fatigue, grind, labor, moil, slavery, sweat, toil, travail

Antonyms

fun, play

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of donkeywork in a Sentence

the donkeywork involved in setting up one's own start-up software firm

First Known Use of donkeywork

1920, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about donkeywork

Share donkeywork

Dictionary Entries near donkeywork

donkey puncher

donkey sled

donkey stack

donkeywork

Dönmeh

donna

Donne

Statistics for donkeywork

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for donkeywork

The first known use of donkeywork was in 1920

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on donkeywork

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with donkeywork

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for donkeywork

Nglish: Translation of donkeywork for Spanish Speakers

Comments on donkeywork

What made you want to look up donkeywork? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!