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.
a menial worker; drudge.
Category: Common Vocabulary, British
* Brit. Slang..
Origin of dogsbody:
1810–20; orig. a junior naval officer.
a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do
A person who does menial work, a servant.
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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