Handyman vs Dogsbody - What's the difference?

handyman | dogsbody | Synonyms |

Handyman is a synonym of dogsbody.


As nouns the difference between handyman and dogsbody

is that handyman is (informal) a man who does small tasks and odd jobs while dogsbody is (british) a person who does menial work, a servant.

As a verb dogsbody is

to act as a dogsbody, to do menial work:.

handyman

English

Noun

(Wikipedia) (handymen)
  • (informal) A man who does small tasks and odd jobs
  • Synonyms

    * jack of all trades * odd-job man

    dogsbody

    English

    Noun

    (dogsbodies)
  • (British) A person who does menial work, a servant.
  • * That's just Baldrick, my dogsbody. — .
  • * 1995 , Paul Kussmaul, Training The Translator , John Benjamins Publishing Co, p. 146:
  • Furthermore, there are still rather backward opinions in our society about the role of a translator. A translator is often regarded as a linguistic dogsbody .

    Synonyms

    * factotum * gofer * handyman * jack of all trades * odd job

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To act as a dogsbody, to do menial work:
  • * 1989 , Tim Parks, Family Planning
  • *:Perhaps because, having been brought up in all those different countries and languages, and then studying economics of all things for just a year, followed by four years dogsbodying for a haulage company, he had never got any serious reading done.
  • References

    * “ dogsbody”, A.Word.A.Day, Anu Garg, Wordsmith.org * “ And, of course, the poloponies], [http://www.word-detective.com/index.html Word Detective, Evan Morris, 1997–07–01