drudgingly

drudge

[druhj]
noun
1.
a person who does menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
2.
a person who works in a routine, unimaginative way.
verb (used without object), drudged, drudging.
3.
to perform menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.

Origin:
1485–95; compare OE man's name Drycghelm helmet maker, equivalent to drycg (akin to drēogan to work) + helm helm2

drudger, noun
drudgingly, adverb


3. toil, hack, grub, plod, slave.
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drudge (drʌdʒ)
 
n
1.  a person, such as a servant, who works hard at wearisome menial tasks
 
vb
2.  (intr) to toil at such tasks
 
[C16: perhaps from druggen to toil]
 
'drudger
 
n
 
'drudgingly
 
adv

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drudge
late 15c., "one employed in mean, servile, or distasteful work," missing in O.E. and M.E., but apparently related to O.E. dreogan "to work, suffer, endure." The verb is from 1540s.
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