AskDefine | Define drudge

Dictionary Definition



1 one who works hard at boring tasks [syn: hack, hacker]
2 a laborer who is obliged to do menial work [syn: peon, navvy, galley slave] v : work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, dig, moil]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /dɹʌdʒ/, /drVdZ/
    Rhymes: -ʌdʒ


  1. a person who works in a low servile job
  2. a derogoratory term for someone who works for (and maybe taken advantage by) someone else.

Derived terms


  1. to labour in or as in a low servile job
  2. a derogoratory term for working

Extensive Definition

A drudge is a person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work; it can also refer to the work itself, known as drudgery.
Drudge can also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

administer to, attend, attend on, be busy, beast of burden, care for, chore, dance attendance upon, dig, do for, do service to, domestic, domestic servant, donkeywork, dray horse, drudgery, fag, galley slave, greasy grind, grind, grub, grubber, hack, hammer, hammer away, help, hireling, keep doggedly at, labor, lackey, look after, maid, menial, mercenary, minister to, moil, muck, pander to, peg, peg away, peon, plod, plodder, plow, plug, plug along, plug at, plug away, plugging, pound, pound away, scullion, servant, serve, servitor, slave, slavery, slavey, slog, slog away, slogger, swot, take care of, tend, toil, toiler, travail, turnspit, upon, valet, wade through, wait, wait on, work, work away, work for, workhorse
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