American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work.
- v. To do tedious, unpleasant, or menial work.
- n. Chesapeake Bay Variant of dredge1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To work hard, especially at servile, mechanical, or uninteresting work; labor in tedious, dragging tasks; labor with toil and fatigue, and without interest.
- n. One who toils, especially at servile or mechanical labor; one who labors hard in servile or uninteresting employments; a spiritless toiler.
- n. A large rake.
- n. A dredge.
- To harrow.
- n. Whisky in the raw state, as used in the manufacture of alcohol.
- n. A person who works in a low servile job.
- n. pejorative Someone who works for (and may be taken advantage of by) someone else.
- v. to labour in (or as in) a low servile job
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To perform menial work; to labor in mean or unpleasant offices with toil and fatigue.
- v. To consume laboriously; -- with
- n. One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant.
- n. one who works hard at boring tasks
- v. work hard
- n. a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
- From Middle English druggen, to labor; akin to Old English drēogan, to work, suffer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hey but the lying website drudge is trying to say that one of Obama's supporters bit the finger off one of the good old boys, paid and bought by the republicans and the health and drug companies.”
“Granted, pawing through endless filthy stacks of cheesy Disney tie-ins and bios of teeny bopper stars from ten years ago can get a little depressing, but the drudge is worth it when coming across that rare gem.”
“They were first class, and they gave it up to work in drudge jobs that took them away from their homes and families where they belonged and where their mothers and grandmothers were doing quite well before feminists/marxists spread the lies to convince them they were not free.”
“Bobbytoo says: drudge is not worth the time I am taking to write this response”
“Cilizza dreams of being drudge, because of the so-called drudge influence.”
“The drudge was the best thing that ever happened to my campaign.”
“Besides that, this thing is being ran on the drudge which is like foxnews of the internet.”
“I-- it's really hard to picture her out there on the campaign trail doing all the kind of drudge work that goes with politics -- calling up the donors, you know, touring the little hamlets.”
“His local knowledge, active disposition, and subservient industry, render him an useful kind of drudge to any prevailing party, and, since the overthrow of the Brissotines, he has been entrusted with the government of this and some of the neighbouring departments.”
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“It is the long penitential exercise of the whole human race, not limited to one class or occupation, but accompanying every work of man from the lowest mechanical factory hand or domestic "drudge" up to the Sovereign”
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