One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he took a menial job in a factory’
unskilled, lowly, humble, low-grade, low-status, routine, humdrum, boring, dull
degrading, mean, inferior, unworthy
North American blue-collar
noble, elevated, skilled
1‘they were treated like menials’
servant, domestic servant, domestic, drudge, maid of all work
galley slave, labourer, minion, junior, slave, underling, subordinate, inferior, hireling, vassal, serf, lackey, flunkey, factotum, stooge
hewers of wood and drawers of water
informal dogsbody, skivvy, wage slave
North American informal peon, gofer
archaic scullion, servitor
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