n. tediously repetitive work; drudgery, hard work

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • donkeywork — n. hard menial routine work. Syn: drudgery, grind, scut work. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • donkeywork — don|key|work [ˈdɔŋkiwə:k US ˈda:ŋkiwə:rk] n [U] BrE the hard boring work that is part of a job or project ▪ Why do I always have to do the donkeywork ? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • donkeywork — noun (U) informal hard boring work; grunt work AmE: Why do I always have to do the donkeywork? …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • donkeywork — noun Date: 1920 monotonous and routine work ; drudgery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • donkeywork — don·key·work (dŏngʹkē wûrk , dŭngʹ , dôngʹ ) n. Slang Hard physical labor. * * * …   Universalium

  • donkeywork — don|key|work [ daŋki,wɜrk ] noun uncount BRITISH INFORMAL part of a job consisting of hard, boring work: GRUNT WORK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • donkeywork — noun hard monotonous routine work • Syn: ↑drudgery, ↑plodding, ↑grind • Derivationally related forms: ↑grind (for: ↑grind), ↑drudge ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • donkey work — Informal. tedious, repetitious work; drudgery. Also, donkeywork /dong kee werrk , dawng , dung /. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • dirty work — Synonyms and related words: dirty pool, dirty trick, donkeywork, double dealing, drudgery, duplicity, employment, fag, falseheartedness, fatigue, foul play, grind, handiwork, handwork, industry, labor, lick, lick of work, manual labor, moil,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drudge — Synonyms 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… …   Moby Thesaurus

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