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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.]
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|Adj.||1.||drudging - 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"