- The definition of a drudge is a person who is tasked with boring, dull, repetitive or meaningless work.
A low-level employee who just makes copies and fetches everyone coffee is an example of a drudge.
- Drudge is defined as to do boring, meaningless, repetitive or dull work.
To clean the house all day and do thankless menial tasks is an example of drudge.
Origin of drudgeMiddle English druggen, probably ; from Old English dreogan: see dree
intransitive verbdrudged drudged, drudg·ing, drudg·es
Origin of drudgeFrom Middle English druggen, to labor; akin to Old English drēogan, to work, suffer.
- A person who works in a low servile job.
- (pejorative) Someone who works for (may be taken advantage of by) someone else.
(third-person singular simple present drudges, present participle drudging, simple past and past participle drudged)
From Middle English druggen, which is possibly related to Old English drēogan.