Definitions for dogsbodyˈdɔgzˌbɒd i, ˈdɒgz-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dogs•bod•y*ˈdɔgzˌbɒd i, ˈdɒgz-(n.)(pl.)-bod•ies.

  1. a menial worker; drudge.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, British

* Brit. Slang..

Origin of dogsbody:

1810–20; orig. a junior naval officer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dogsbody(noun)

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


  1. dogsbody(Noun)

    A person who does menial work, a servant.


  1. Dogsbody

    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 equivalent would be a "gofer" or a "grunt", a "lackey", or "toady".


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