What does the word drudgery mean?

Usage examples for drudgery

  1. Just three years of waiting, and dodging all the drudgery I possibly could. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  2. One of his associates who has been through the many years of the storage- battery drudgery with him said: " If Edison's experiments, investigations, and work on this storage battery were all that he had ever done, I should say that he was not only a notable inventor, but also a great man. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  3. He had found employment, for a while, in the humblest kind of drudgery as a junior copying clerk in an attorney's office, and then he had enlisted in a regiment of foot. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy