The definition of menial describes something that doesn't require much skill or thought.(adjective)
An example of a menial job is cleaning or vacuuming.
See menial in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME meynal < Anglo-Fr meignal < meiniee, a family retainer, servant < OFr meisniee, household < L mansio: see mansion
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Origin: Middle English meinial, belonging to a household
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman meignial
Origin: , from meignee, household
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *mānsiōnāta
Origin: , from Latin mānsiō, mānsiōn-, house; see mansion.
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