1) A piece of work, a task, sometimes used of piece-work.

The origin and early history of the word is obscure with no references before 1557 and then a gap to a .1627. Used frequently though from the eighteenth century as a verb and noun: 1783 I wove 1 Yard in the morning before day light & did Sundry Jobbs in the house & out of doors till 1 O clock , Ovenden

1811 Paid James Binns by the Day Jobbing Ł6 17 0 , Meltham.

places Ovenden
dates 1783

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