make-work

noun
\ ˈmāk-ˌwərk How to pronounce make-work (audio) \

Definition of make-work

: work assigned or done chiefly to keep one busy

First Known Use of make-work

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Make-work.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make-work. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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