Definition of drudge :
1. One who drudges; one who works hard in servile employment; a mental servant.
2. To consume laboriously; - with away.
3. To perform menial work; to labor in mean or unpleasant offices with toil and fatigue.
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- Surely, if a woman is denied any lot in life but that of being the personal body- servant of a despot, and is dependent for everything upon the chance of finding one who may be disposed to make a favourite of her instead of merely a drudge, it is a very cruel aggravation of her fate that she should be allowed to try this chance only once. - "The Subjection of Women", John Stuart Mill.
- You want to be something besides a drudge. - "Mary Rose of Mifflin", Frances R. Sterrett.
- To drudge; to labor to weariness; to become weary. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.