dogsbody

dogsbody

[dawgz-bod-ee, dogz-]
noun, plural dogsbodies. Chiefly British Slang.
a menial worker; drudge.

Origin:
1810–20; originally a junior naval officer, earlier a sailor's term for soaked sea biscuits or pease pudding

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dogsbody (ˈdɒɡzˌbɒdɪ)
 
n , pl -bodies
1.  informal a person who carries out menial tasks for others; drudge
 
vb , -bodies, -bodies, -bodying, -bodied
2.  (intr) to act as a dogsbody

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