noun Etymology: British naval slang dogsbody pudding made of peas, junior officer Date: 1922 chiefly British drudge 1

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  • dogsbody — dogs‧bod‧y [ˈdɒgzˌbɒdi ǁ ˈdɒːgzˌbɑːdi] noun dogsbodies PLURALFORM [countable] informal someone who is given the uninteresting or unpleasant jobs to do: • I got myself a job as typist and general dogsbody on a small magazine. * * * dogsbody UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • dogsbody — ► NOUN (pl. dogsbodies) Brit. informal ▪ a person who is given boring, menial tasks …   English terms dictionary

  • dogsbody — [dôgz′bäd΄ē] n. pl. dogsbodies [Brit. Informal] a person appointed or hired to do menial work; drudge …   English World dictionary

  • Dogsbody — This is an article about a military rank. For the novel by Diana Wynne Jones, see Dogsbody (novel). A dogsbody, or less commonly dog robber in the Royal Navy, is a junior officer, or more generally someone who does drudge work. A rough American… …   Wikipedia

  • dogsbody — [[t]dɒ̱gzbɒdi, AM dɔ͟ːgz [/t]] dogsbodies N COUNT A dogsbody is a person who has to do all the boring jobs that nobody else wants to do. [BRIT, INFORMAL] I thought it would be glamorous but I just turned out to be a general dogsbody. Syn: gofer …   English dictionary

  • dogsbody — UK [ˈdɒɡzˌbɒdɪ] / US [ˈdɑɡzˌbɑdɪ] noun [countable] Word forms dogsbody : singular dogsbody plural dogsbodies British informal someone who is forced to do all the jobs that no one else wants to do …   English dictionary

  • dogsbody — noun /ˈdɒɡz.bɒ.dɪ,ˈdɑɡz.bɑ.di,ˈdɔɡz.bɑ.di/ A person who does menial work, a servant. Furthermore, there are still rather backward opinions in our society about the role of a translator. A translator is often regarded as a linguistic dogsbody. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • dogsbody — dogs|bod|y [ˈdɔgzˌbɔdi US ˈdo:gzˌba:di] n plural dogsbodies BrE someone who has to do all the small boring jobs that no one else wants to do ▪ I spent the summer helping out as a general dogsbody on the local paper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dogsbody — noun (C) BrE someone who has to do all the jobs that nobody else wants to do: I m just the general dogsbody around here …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dogsbody — /dawgz bod ee, dogz /, n., pl. dogsbodies. Chiefly Brit. Slang. a menial worker; drudge. [1810 20; orig. a junior naval officer, earlier a sailor s term for soaked sea biscuits or pease pudding] * * * …   Universalium

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