donkeywork

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

Definition of donkeywork

: monotonous and routine work : drudgery

Examples of donkeywork in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of donkeywork

1920



Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

food, provisions, or a tasty dish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

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

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

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!