scut work

scutwork

[skuht-wurk]
noun Informal.
menial, routine work, as that done by an underling: the scutwork of scrubbing pots and pans.
Also, scut work.


Origin:
1960–65; scut (< ?) + work

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scut work

noun
trivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores; "the hospital hired him to do scut work" 
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