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dog robber


a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do


person noun (people)




dog robbers

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Princeton WordNet


dogsbody [Britain] | gofer [United States] | grunt [United States]

Definition references  (+images)


Dogsbody | dog robber

a junior officer, or more generally someone who does drudge work. A rough American equivalent would be a "gofer" or a "grunt", a "lackey", or "toady". The Royal Navy used dried peas and eggs boiled in a bag as one of their staple foods circa the early ... (47 of 336 words)


American Heritage Dictionary:

dogsbody [British, slang] | dogsbodies [plural]

One who does menial work; a drudge. (7 of 19 words, 1 image)


New World Dictionary:

dogsbody [British, informal] | drudge [synonym] | dogsbodies

a person appointed or hired to do menial work; drudge (10 of 14 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

dogsbody | dogsbodies [plural] | drudge [synonym, sense-specific]

[informal] a person who carries out menial tasks for others; drudge | [intransitive] to act as a dogsbody (17 of 428 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)



drudge [entry 1, verb] | drudged [past tense] | drudging [present participle] | dogsbody [British, sense-specific] | slave [British, sense-specific] | drone [British, sense-specific] | fag [British, sense-specific] | foot soldier [British, sense-specific] | grubber [British, sense-specific] | ...

to do hard, menial, or monotonous work | to force to do hard, menial, or monotonous work (16 of 173 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

dogsbody [British, informal] | dogsbodies [plural] | dogsbodying [derived]

a person who is given menial tasks to do, especially a junior in an office (15 of 62 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


dogsbody | dogsbodies [plural] | dogsbodying [derived]

Syllabification: (dogs·bod·y) | [informal, British] | a person who is given boring, menial tasks to do (14 of 61 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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dogsbody | dogsbodies [plural] | dogsbodied [past tense] | dogsbodying [present participle] | factotum [synonym, sense-specific] | gofer [synonym, sense-specific] | handyman [synonym, sense-specific] | jack of all trades [synonym, sense-specific] | odd job [synonym, sense-specific]

[British] A person who does menial work, a servant. | To act as a dogsbody, to do menial work (18 of 47 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

dogsbody [British, informal]

a person who has to do all the boring or unpleasant jobs that other people do not want to do (20 of 27 words, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

dogsbody [countable, British, informal] | dogsbodies [plural]

someone who is forced to do all the jobs that no one else wants to do (16 of 22 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

dogsbody [British, slang] | dogsbodies [plural]

a menial worker; drudge. (4 of 15 words, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

grunt [fish] | Haemulon sciurus [species] | Orthopristis chrysoptera [species] | Anisotremus virginicus [species] | Haemulon [genus]

any of about 150 species of marine fishes of the family Haemulidae in the order Perciformes. Grunts are found along shores in warm and tropical waters ... (26 of 261 words, 1 image)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


common name for members of the family Pomadasyidae, carnivorous fish of warm seas, most species of which are small and brightly colored. They are ... (24 of 162 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

dogsbody [British, informal] | dogsbodies [plural]

a worker who does boring tasks that others do not want to do (13 of 33 words, pronunciation)

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