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[druhj-uh-ree] /ˈdrʌdʒ ə ri/
noun, plural drudgeries.
menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
Origin of drudgery
1540-50; drudge + -ery
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Examples from the web for drudgery
  • They are beloved playthings that help break the drudgery of frontline life.
  • That's what produces the postdoc, five-year drudgery.
  • Yet among many politicians, a palpable thrill has supplanted the usual drudgery.
  • drudgery and discomfort aboard ship goes hand-in-hand with the danger.
  • Writing computer code may now strike many as intellectual drudgery.
  • We all see those infomercials that try to sell you kitchen gadgets to ease the drudgery of food preparation.
  • We spend a large percentage of our lives at the office, engaged in the drudgery of work.
  • The presidency offers a country a mix of drudgery and real clout.
  • Rising temperatures created not only drudgery but also danger.
  • Overlaid on an interactive map, the program can aid emergency response teams and relieve civic drudgery.
British Dictionary definitions for drudgery


noun (pl) -eries
hard, menial, and monotonous work
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Word Origin and History for drudgery

1540s, from drudge + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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