from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work.
- intransitive v. To do tedious, unpleasant, or menial work.
- n. Chesapeake Bay Variant of dredge1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who works in a low servile job.
- n. Someone who works for (and may be taken advantage of by) someone else.
- v. to labour in (or as in) a low servile job
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To perform menial work; to labor in mean or unpleasant offices with toil and fatigue.
- transitive v. To consume laboriously; -- with away.
- n. One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)