Definition of drudge in English:


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Pronunciation: /drʌdʒ


A person made to do hard menial or dull work: she was little more than a drudge round the house
More example sentences
  • 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.
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 water
North American peon
British dated charwoman, charlady, char
archaic scullion, servitor


[no object] archaic Back to top  
Do hard menial work: her husband was drudging in the smoke of London
More example sentences
  • I am drudging at the writing table.


Middle English (as a noun): of unknown origin; perhaps related to drag.

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