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jobsworth

Line breaks: jobs|worth
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɒbzwəːθ/

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Definition of jobsworth in English:

noun

British informal
An official who upholds petty rules even at the expense of humanity or common sense: parks abound with jobsworths who delight in yelling that you can’t do that without special permission

Origin

1970s: from ‘it's more than my job's worth (not) to’.

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