–noun, plural -bod·ies. Chiefly British Slang.
a menial worker; drudge.
[Origin: 1810–20; orig. a junior naval officer, earlier a sailor's term for soaked sea biscuits or pease pudding]
This has always been one of my favorite briticisms--with a few notable exceptions most dogs live lives utterly free of responsibility. Although my dog, Bahr, would disagree as he considers keeping our yard squirrel free to be of utmost importance!