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drudgery

[druhj-uh-ree] /ˈdrʌdʒ ə ri/
noun, plural drudgeries.
1.
menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
Origin of drudgery
1540-1550
1540-50; drudge + -ery
Synonyms
See work.
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drudgery

/ˈdrʌdʒərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
hard, menial, and monotonous work
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Word Origin and History for drudgery
n.

1540s, from drudge + -ery.

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