drudge

Part of speech: verb

To toil without spirit; work hard at mean or slavish tasks.

Part of speech: noun

One who toils at menial tasks.

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Usage examples "drudge":

  1. The sarcasm of this reply did not escape even the dull- edged wits of the Irish drudge. - "The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life", Charles Klein.
  2. She positively did not look a bit like a drudge. - "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.
  3. Many and many a man would be amazed at learning that in the tame household drudge, in the meek, timid, apologetic recipient of his caprices, in the worn and fretful invalid, in the commonplace, insipid domestic weakling he scorns an angel unawares. - "A New Atmosphere", Gail Hamilton.