Word of the Day: Spadework


Sort of a cool word, got it from Stephen Fry. And did the whole bit from my iPhone in the airport. Really starting to love this thing.

spade⋅work    [speyd-wurk]
–noun
preliminary or initial work, such as the gathering of data, on which further activity is to be based.
Origin: 1770–80; spade 1 + work

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