dogsbody

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dogsbody

One who completes errands for someone else, typically someone significantly more powerful or important. The word originated as a term for a junior naval officer. Primarily heard in UK. If you need anything at all, just let me know, and I'll have my dogsbody get it. I hate that I'm just a dogsbody for my boss—I mean, isn't there something more important I could be doing than running around in search of a very specific pair of black socks?
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