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The apparently foreign concept (at least in the the U.S.) that people should work hard to get the job done no matter how much they're being paid.
If people in this country had better work ethic, we wouldn't have to outsource and the illegal immigrants wouldn't be "stealing" jobs from us.
by D-Shiznit November 12, 2006
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Abbreviation for “Dude Arguing Online”.

Plural: “DAOs”

Coined by Twitter user @karakittel.
Would the internet exist without DAOs? Sadly, I don’t think so.
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by monkeylabor June 13, 2021
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It used to refer to hard work, and putting in a good day's effort out of pride and a desire to better yourself, your family and your community.

Work ethic is no longer necessary; the government now provides us with what we need, so we can all chilax, smoke some chronic, and sip on our 40 ouncers all day.
Damn Keith, what's with your work ethic bro - you workin' too hard dogg. Don't you know Uncle Sam gonna take care of your ass? Now chilax and collect your food stamps and workers' comp, foo!
by v-monney June 22, 2010
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What it takes to be in the American heavy metal band Lamb of God.

At the beginning of Lamb of God's dvd "Walk With Me In Hell", bassist John Campbell is standing in a dressing room reading the words of "inspiration" lining the walls and he comes to "Workethic". The original creators meant to say "Work Ethic" but messed it up, clearly. Campbell decides to poke fun at this and says it as one word.
person 1: You have a lot of workethic.

person 2: Don't you mean "Work Ethic?"

person 1: nope...workethic.
by SmotherednGRAVY December 23, 2009
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An idea foreign to Americans these days which taught that you must work hard to earn what you desire. It is something Americans, sadly, do not have anymore because the government has provided entitlements without having to work for it.
People will not have a work ethic if they are not taught the concept as a child, especially nowadays when liberals in the government discourage them from doing so by providing silly entitlements.
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A concept typically related to Australians, and the occasional New Zealander living in Australia and - on the whole - have become Australian until a lucky win in the rugby reveals their true black colours. Most notable Kiwi living in Australia and displaying 'work ethic' is Peter Bramwell.
Peter has a fantastic work ethic. Each day in his new job, Peter has things to do, places to go, people to see. He is truly the mature and dignified professional.
by Sir Gary Busey the Conqueror September 13, 2010
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When an individual cannot be fucked doing any work for themselves or the benifit of others
Work ethic:
Alex still hasn't marked any assessment from 6 months ago letting his students suffer #noworkethic

"Alex, do you have our marks?" Alex: "They will be up tonight"

by BIT-STUMPY November 05, 2018
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