plodder


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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 ?
He was a kind of plodder, though, good fellow as he was.
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.
I am, in general,' said Mr Pancks, 'a dry, uncomfortable, dreary Plodder and Grubber.
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.
After one month he had braced himself up and sacked the Punctual Plodder.
The advert said it was five years old and a plodder.
Missed cuts at the CareerBuilder Challenge and Honda Classic were particularly alarming and the 40-year-old plodder was 47th of 66 runners at Doral.
BEING a bit of an old plodder myself these days it's probably appropriate I'm running the rule over the Ascot Stakes (5.
Team Plodder made the trek from Whitehaven to Tynemouth to raise cash for five charities.
Rides include the Greenway Plodder at 4pm on Thursday August 15.
The plodder's plodder isn't prone to doing anything above the mundane - both on and off the golf course.