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English definition of “jobsworth”


noun [C]     /ˈdʒɒbz.wɜːθ/ US  /ˈdʒɑːbz.wɝːθ/ informal disapproving
someone who always obeys all the rules of their job even when they cause problems for other people or when the rules are sillyUnwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
(Definition of jobsworth noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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