Definition of work-brittle in US English:

work-brittle

adjective

Midland, English Regional, United States Regional
rare
  • Eager to work, industrious, energetic.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Trapp (1601–1669), Church of England clergyman and writer on theology. From either work or work + a second element of uncertain identity.

Pronunciation

work-brittle

/ˈwəːkˌbrɪtl/