Definition of dogsbody in English:

dogsbody

Line breaks: dogs|body
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒgzbɒdi
 
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noun (plural dogsbodies)

British informal
  • A person who is given menial tasks to do, especially a junior in an office: 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.
    Synonyms
    drudge, menial, menial worker, factotum, man of all work, maid of all work, servant, slave, galley slave, lackey, underling, minion; hewer of wood and drawer of water
    British informal skivvy
    North American informal peon
    archaic scullion, servitor

Derivatives

dogsbodying

noun
More 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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