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A person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work.
intr.v. drudged, drudg·ing, drudg·es
To do tedious, unpleasant, or menial work.

[From Middle English druggen, to labor; akin to Old English drēogan, to work, suffer.]

drudg′er n.
drudg′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drudging - doing arduous or unpleasant workdrudging - doing arduous or unpleasant work; "drudging peasants"; "the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton"; "toiling coal miners in the black deeps"
busy - actively or fully engaged or occupied; "busy with her work"; "a busy man"; "too busy to eat lunch"
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An Experiment in Public Perceptions of Politicians Accused of Scandal" (Patrick Meirick and Zixue Tai); "Drudging Up the News: 'The Drudge Report' and Its Use of Sources" (Scott Abel); "New Media, Old Values: What Online Newspaper Journalists Say Is Important to Them" (Ann M.
It was just months ago that Sally (Sally Whittaker) found love in the arms of grease monkey Chris Collins after years of drudging in the corner shop and putting tea on the table for her kids.