- A person made to do hard menial or dull work: she was little more than a drudge round the houseMore example sentences
menial, menial worker, slave, galley slave, toiler, lackey; servant, labourer, hack, worker, maid/man of all work, houseboy, factotum, hewer of wood and drawer of waterpeon
- Put a few good men into corporations, and they become dull, soulless, humourless drudges given to tossing the word ‘defamatory’ around for no good reason.
- At no point in the story, therefore, is Pip set to be a drudge or a wage slave, though he has nothing of the gentleman about him.
- Anna is a drudge, helping out at a nursery and running around her lazy father and little brother.
verb[no object] • archaic Back to top
- Do hard menial work: her husband was drudging in the smoke of LondonMore example sentences
- I am drudging at the writing table.
Middle English (as a noun): of unknown origin; perhaps related to drag.