Share this entry

drudgery Syllabification: drudg·er·y
Pronunciation: /ˈdrəj(ə)rē/

Definition of drudgery in English:


Hard, menial, or dull work: domestic drudgery
More example sentences
  • Money and luxuries were scarce in their early days and drudgery and the hard way of doing all housework, and farmwork were the order of the day.
  • There will be no toil, assignments, chores, no drudgery or daily efforts.
  • As women become liberated from domestic drudgery, are they in danger of losing something fundamental?

Words that rhyme with drudgery

forgery • soldiery

Definition of drudgery in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Related Words