follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

drudge

[druhj] /drʌdʒ/
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
1485-1495
1485-95; compare OE man's name Drycghelm helmet maker, equivalent to drycg (akin to drēogan to work) + helm helm2
Related forms
drudger, noun
drudgingly, adverb
Synonyms
3. toil, hack, grub, plod, slave.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for drudges'

drudge

/drʌdʒ/
noun
1.
a person, such as a servant, who works hard at wearisome menial tasks
verb
2.
(intransitive) to toil at such tasks
Derived Forms
drudger, noun
drudgingly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from druggen to toil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for drudges'
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for drudge

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for drudges

10
12
Scrabble Words With Friends