Definitions for: Menial

[n] a domestic servant
[adj] used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

Webster (1913) Definition: Men"ial, a. [OE. meneal, fr. meine, maine, household,
OF. maisni['e]e, maisnie, LL. mansionaticum. See Mansion,
and cf. Meine, n., Meiny.]
1. Belonging to a retinue or train of servants; performing
servile office; serving.

Two menial dogs before their master pressed.

2. Pertaining to servants, esp. domestic servants; servile;
low; mean. `` Menial offices.'' --Swift.

Men"ial, n.
1. A domestic servant or retainer, esp. one of humble rank;
one employed in low or servile offices.

2. A person of a servile character or disposition.

Synonyms: dogsbody, humble, lowly, unskilled

See Also: retainer, servant

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