Definition of make-work noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmeɪk wɜːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪk wɜːrk//
[uncountable] (North American English)
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work that has little value but is given to people to keep them busy In some departments there is too much make-work. These are simply make-work schemes for accountants.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: make-work