Dogsbody meaning

dôgzbŏdē, dŏgz-
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(chiefly british slang) One who does menial work; a drudge.
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(brit., informal) A person appointed or hired to do menial work; drudge.
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(UK) A person who does menial work, a servant.
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To act as a dogsbody, to do menial work.
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Origin of dogsbody

  • British slang naval rations (obsolete), midshipman

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • dog's +‎ body. 1818, British navy slang, originally derogatory reference to unappetizing pease pudding (compare dog's breakfast), as if it were made of mashed dog meat. In 20th century applied to low-ranked sailors, thence menial servants in wider usage.

    From Wiktionary