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plod

 (plŏd)
v. plod·ded, plod·ding, plods
v.intr.
1. To move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge: "donkeys that plodded wearily in a circle round a gin" (D.H. Lawrence).
2. To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge: plodding through a mountain of paperwork.
v.tr.
To trudge along or over.
n.
1. The act of moving or walking heavily and slowly.
2. The sound made by a heavy step.

[Perhaps imitative.]

plod′der n.
plod′ding·ly adv.

plodder

(ˈplɒdə)
n
a person who plods, esp one who works in a slow and persevering but uninspired manner
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plodder - someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed mannerplodder - someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
2.plodder - someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
drudge, hack, hacker - one who works hard at boring tasks
3.plodder - someone who moves slowly; "in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach"
dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke, drone - someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

plodder

noun
One who works or toils tirelessly:
Informal: grind, workhorse.
Translations

plodder

[ˈplɒdər] nbûcheur/euse m/f

plodder

[ˈplɒdəʳ] nsgobbone/a
References in classic literature ?
After one month he had braced himself up and sacked the Punctual Plodder.
Here was Jane Andrews, that plain little plodder, engaged to a millionaire, while Anne, it seemed, was not yet bespoken by any one, rich or poor.
And others of them have said that he was an industrious plodder rather than an original thinker.
A dramatic writer, as few people know, is made up of three individuals; first, the man with brains who invents the subject and maps out the structure, or scenario, of the vaudeville; second, the plodder, who works the piece into shape; and third, the toucher-up, who sets the songs to music, arranges the chorus and concerted pieces and fits them into their right place, and finally writes the puffs and advertisements.
He was a kind of plodder, though, good fellow as he was.
I am, in general,' said Mr Pancks, 'a dry, uncomfortable, dreary Plodder and Grubber.
BEING a bit of an old plodder myself these days it's probably appropriate I'm running the rule over the Ascot Stakes (5.
Experienced Dubai campaigner Ernie Els, a three-time Desert Classic winner, has to be favourite against Paraguayan plodder Fabrizio Zanotti in the 5.
Team Plodder made the trek from Whitehaven to Tynemouth to raise cash for five charities.
Team Plodder from Consett getting |into training for their annual C2C ride raising money for local charities.
Given loads of time to develop by his Ballydoyle connections, this quality beast is no plodder, his dam won the Queen Mary, but his faither's strong influence proved the making of him.
Rides include the Greenway Plodder at 4pm on Thursday August 15.