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EtymologyEdit

From the phrase "It's more than my job's worth to..."

Coined in the 1960s by the British/South African singer/songwriter Jeremy Taylor, in his song of the same name.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɒbzwɜː(ɹ)θ/

NounEdit

jobsworth (plural jobsworths)

  1. (chiefly Britain, derogatory) A minor worker who refuses to be flexible in the application of rules to help a client or customer.