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dogs·bod·y

 (dôgz′bŏd′ē, dŏgz′-)
n. pl. dogs·bod·ies
Chiefly British Slang One who does menial work; a drudge.

[British slang, naval rations (obsolete), midshipman.]

dogsbody

(ˈdɒɡzˌbɒdɪ)
n, pl -bodies
informal a person who carries out menial tasks for others; drudge
vb, -bodies, -bodying or -bodied
(intr) to act as a dogsbody

dogs•bod•y

(ˈdɔgzˌbɒd i, ˈdɒgz-)

n., pl. -bod•ies. Brit. Slang.
a menial worker; drudge.
[1810–20; orig. a junior naval officer.]

dogsbody


Past participle: dogsbodied
Gerund: dogsbodying

Imperative
dogsbody
dogsbody
Present
I dogsbody
you dogsbody
he/she/it dogsbodies
we dogsbody
you dogsbody
they dogsbody
Preterite
I dogsbodied
you dogsbodied
he/she/it dogsbodied
we dogsbodied
you dogsbodied
they dogsbodied
Present Continuous
I am dogsbodying
you are dogsbodying
he/she/it is dogsbodying
we are dogsbodying
you are dogsbodying
they are dogsbodying
Present Perfect
I have dogsbodied
you have dogsbodied
he/she/it has dogsbodied
we have dogsbodied
you have dogsbodied
they have dogsbodied
Past Continuous
I was dogsbodying
you were dogsbodying
he/she/it was dogsbodying
we were dogsbodying
you were dogsbodying
they were dogsbodying
Past Perfect
I had dogsbodied
you had dogsbodied
he/she/it had dogsbodied
we had dogsbodied
you had dogsbodied
they had dogsbodied
Future
I will dogsbody
you will dogsbody
he/she/it will dogsbody
we will dogsbody
you will dogsbody
they will dogsbody
Future Perfect
I will have dogsbodied
you will have dogsbodied
he/she/it will have dogsbodied
we will have dogsbodied
you will have dogsbodied
they will have dogsbodied
Future Continuous
I will be dogsbodying
you will be dogsbodying
he/she/it will be dogsbodying
we will be dogsbodying
you will be dogsbodying
they will be dogsbodying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dogsbodying
you have been dogsbodying
he/she/it has been dogsbodying
we have been dogsbodying
you have been dogsbodying
they have been dogsbodying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dogsbodying
you will have been dogsbodying
he/she/it will have been dogsbodying
we will have been dogsbodying
you will have been dogsbodying
they will have been dogsbodying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dogsbodying
you had been dogsbodying
he/she/it had been dogsbodying
we had been dogsbodying
you had been dogsbodying
they had been dogsbodying
Conditional
I would dogsbody
you would dogsbody
he/she/it would dogsbody
we would dogsbody
you would dogsbody
they would dogsbody
Past Conditional
I would have dogsbodied
you would have dogsbodied
he/she/it would have dogsbodied
we would have dogsbodied
you would have dogsbodied
they would have dogsbodied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dogsbody - a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do
prole, proletarian, worker - a member of the working class (not necessarily employed); "workers of the world--unite!"

dogsbody

noun (Informal) drudge, slave, menial, skivvy (chiefly Brit.), general factotum, maid or man of all work I turned out to be a general dogsbody.
Translations
poskok

dogsbody

[ˈdɒgzbɒdɪ] N (Brit) → burro m de carga
to be the general dogsbodyser el burro de carga de todo el mundo

dogsbody

[ˈdɒgzbɒdi] n (British)bonne f à tout fairedog tag n (US) [soldier, pilot] → plaque f d'identificationdog-tired dog tired [ˌdɒgˈtaɪərd] adj (= exhausted) → crevé(e)

dogsbody

n (Brit) she’s/he’s the general dogsbodysie/er ist (das) Mädchen für alles

dogsbody

[ˈdɒgzˌbɒdɪ] n (Brit) (fam) → tirapiedi m/f inv
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