Definitions

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  • n. Work of low status or satisfaction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. trivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores

Etymologies

shit +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In addition to doing the shitwork that women have been doing for generations, possibly not exist?

    Think Progress » In 2005, Exxon CEO Raked in 190K a Day

  • You must kowtow to your boss, do incredible shitwork, and any children that you spawn are virtually guaranteed to be ungrateful americanized pond scum.

    howdy yall, wife and I want to be free

  • Sure enough, we had a discussion about “shitwork” in one of my sociology classes, and nobody even blinked.

    Generation Me

  • People who want their numbers to look good refuse to do the work needed and take the easy things, leaving the shitwork for the others because they whine about their job the most.

    terrarose Diary Entry

  • This is what I do for a living, although I've found one can net slightly more income by calling it "Adminstrative Assistant" or "Executive Associate" or whatever than one can by calling it what it is, lots of typing and occasional shitwork.

    Pen-Elayne on the Web

  • Back to Warrants or Homicide shitwork until Russ Millard gets tired of you?

    White Jazz

  • Buzz put away his notepad, taking a last look at the four names Dudley Smith had called him with earlier: Reds to be background-checked, more shitwork, probably more padding.

    The Big Nowhere

  • Power: including rank over Dudley Smith and the noblesse oblige to make an afternoon of shitwork with Buzz Meeks tolerable.

    The Big Nowhere

  • I have little interest in some hypothetical emergent entrepreneurial class of self-employed data / word processors who will soon be able to carry on a vast cottage industry or piecemeal shitwork for various corporations and bureaucracies.

    home

  • I have little interest in some hypothetical emergent entrepreneurial class of self-employed data/word processors who will soon be able to carry on a vast cottage industry or piecemeal shitwork for various corporations and bureaucracies.

    home

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