Etymology
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drudgery (n.)

"the labor of a drudge; ignoble, spiritless toil," 1540s, from drudge (v.) + -ery.

updated on October 11, 2018

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Definitions of drudgery from WordNet

drudgery (n.)
hard monotonous routine work;
Synonyms: plodding / grind / donkeywork
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