scutwork

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Etymology[edit]

Combination of scut (a worthless person) and work

Noun[edit]

scutwork (uncountable)

  1. tasks that are tedious and monotonous or trivial and menial, usually inherent in the operations of a larger project
    • 2000, Harvey Robbins and Michael Finley, The New Why Teams Don't Work: What Goes Wrong and How to Make It Right
      Everyone on a team must pull their fair share of scutwork if the team is to succeed.
    • 2003, Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
      Hard to keep that edge of horror over the death of another human being when it was surrounded by so much tedious scutwork.

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References[edit]

  • 2003, William S. Haubrich, Medical Meanings: A Glossary of Word Origins, Page 216
  • 1990, George Morley Story, Dictionary of Newfoundland English, page 448