[ chawr, chohr ]
/ tʃɔr, tʃoʊr /
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.
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Origin of chore
First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English char,Old English cyrr, variant of cierr, cerr.See char3
synonym study for chore
1, 2. See task.
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British Dictionary definitions for chore (1 of 2)
/ (tʃɔː) /
a small routine task, esp a domestic one
an unpleasant task
Word Origin for chore
C19: variant of Middle English chare; related to char ³
British Dictionary definitions for chore (2 of 2)
n combining form
(in botany) indicating a plant distributed by a certain meansanemochore
Derived forms of -chore-chorous or -choric, adj combining form
Word Origin for -chore
from Greek khōrein to move
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