Definition of donkeywork in English:

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donkeywork

Pronunciation: /ˈdôNGkēˌwərk/
(also donkey work)

noun

informal
The boring or laborious part of a job; drudgery: supervisors who get a research student to do the donkeywork
More example sentences
  • As the vast majority of his work was formulaic, this method saved a great deal of donkey work, while at the same time, it served as theory exercises for his pupils.
  • The donkey work of this book was done by a ghostwriter.
  • The donkey work had been done - the intricate brushing away of thousands of years of dust and soil was a task undertaken by the steady handed experts.

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Syllabification: don·key·work

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