- a small or odd job; routine task.
- chores, the everyday work around a house or farm.
- a hard or unpleasant task: Solving the problem was quite a chore.
Origin of chore
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Examples from the Web for chores
Kingston said the comment was part of a broader conversation about the benefits of chores for children that was misconstrued.Georgia Is Ground Zero For GOP Civil War
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Every family has to divide tasks and chores to get things done.Doctor to Dads: You’re Doing It Wrong
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Makes your kids want to do their chores, by allowing them to purchase prizes with the points they accrue.
By the time he had finished his chores, his mother was getting breakfast as usual.
Martin had done Bill's share of the chores, with unbelief in his heart.
They could hardly wait for Trapper Jim to get through his chores.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
"Chores will keep her out of mischief," Aunt Jamsiah had said.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
You will have a hard one, Jimmy, when you go to do the chores!Farm Ballads
- a small routine task, esp a domestic one
- an unpleasant task
Word Origin and History for chores
1751, American English, variant of char, from Middle English cherre "odd job," from Old English cerr, cierr "turn, change, time, occasion, affair business."
Chore, a corruption of char, is an English word, still used in many parts of England, as a char-man, a char-woman; but in America, it is perhaps confined to New England. It signifies small domestic jobs of work, and its place cannot be supplied by any other single word in the language. [Noah Webster, "Dissertations on the English Language," 1789]