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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English druggen, which is possibly related to Old English drēogan.

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NounEdit

drudge (plural drudges)

  1. A person who works in a low servile job.
  2. (derogatory) Someone who works for (and may be taken advantage of by) someone else.

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drudge (third-person singular simple present drudges, present participle drudging, simple past and past participle drudged)

  1. (intransitive) To labour in (or as in) a low servile job.
    • Otway
      Rise in our toils and drudge away the day.
    • Macaulay
      He gradually rose in the estimation of the booksellers for whom he drudged.

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ReferencesEdit

  • drudge” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.