The number of drudges and camp followers was still larger, and more addicted to lust and cruelty.
Society does little else than to teach its girls to be dolls and drudges.
The household drudge herself, she has no drudges to wait upon her.
The chief solicitude of the rich and of the ruler in the old civilization had been to keep up a supply of drudges.
Another was advocating that the Kings ministers must be people of quality, with the real workers as drudges under their control.
There is nothing for them but to be drudges and mothers, to bear and to bring up children.
That's the great empire they boast about of drudges and whipped serfs.
The tenants seem to have been drudges to perform the most laborious and servile offices.
The number of drudges and camp-followers was still greater, and more abandoned to lust and cruelty.
The dwarfs are the serfs and drudges of the taller race, to whom they are distinctly inferior in intellectual capacity.
late 15c., "one employed in mean, servile, or distasteful work," missing in Old English and Middle English (but cf. Middle English druggen "do menial or monotonous work; druggunge, mid-13c., in Barnhart), but apparently related to Old English dreogan "to work, suffer, endure" (see endure). The verb is from 1540s. Related: Drudged; drudging. The surname is from 13c., probably from Old French dragie "a mixture of grains sown together," thus, a grower of this crop.