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dogsbody Syllabification: dogs·bod·y
Pronunciation: /ˈdôɡzˌbädē/

Definition of dogsbody in English:

noun (plural dogsbodies)

informal, chiefly British
A person who is given boring, menial tasks to do: I got myself a job as typist and general dogsbody on a small magazine
More example sentences
  • Barry, are you the office dogsbody who ends up doing the rubbish jobs the other hacks can't be bothered with?
  • His only employment for the whole of his life was as a menial dogsbody in various Catholic Hospitals.
  • I worked for nothing, was the office dogsbody, but I learned a lot, explained Rory.


Example sentences
  • It is definitely not general dogsbodying.
  • We're waiting to hear if the conference organizers are going to offer us free or reduced registration in exchange for dogsbodying.
  • We have the most wonderful bunch of people who clean, who supervise in lunch hours, and who provide support with transport, and general dogsbodying.
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