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drone

noun (1)

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2 a person who does very hard or dull work
  • after lunch my fellow drones and I shuffle back to our cubicles

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drone

noun (2)

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a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion
  • heard the drone of an airplane overhead

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drone

verb

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1 to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound
  • the sound of droning bees all around us

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2 to spend time doing nothing
  • instead of getting a job, he preferred to drone and live off his parents

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The first known use of drone was before the 12th century

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“Drone.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drone. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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