chore

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chore-

(word root) dance
Examples of words with the root chore-: choreography
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chore

 (chôr)
n.
1. A routine or minor duty or task. See Synonyms at task.
2. An unpleasant or burdensome task: What a chore it was cleaning out the garage.

[Variant of char.]
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chore

(tʃɔː)
n
1. a small routine task, esp a domestic one
2. an unpleasant task
[C19: variant of Middle English chare; related to char3]
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chore

(tʃɔr, tʃoʊr)

n.
1. a small or routine task.
2. chores, the everyday work around a house or farm.
3. a hard or unpleasant task.
[1375–1425; late Middle English char, char3]
syn: See task.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chore - a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific feechore - a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores"
duty - work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; "the duties of the job"
ball-breaker, ball-buster - a job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing; "Vietnam was a ball-breaker"
stint - an individual's prescribed share of work; "her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"
scut work - trivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores; "the hospital hired him to do scut work"
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chore

noun task, job, duty, burden, hassle (informal), fag (informal), errand, no picnic I find gardening a real chore.
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chore

noun
1. A piece of work that has been assigned:
2. A difficult or tedious undertaking:
Informal: job.
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Translations
عَمَلٌ بَيْتي
posluhovánípráce
kedelig pligt
taloustyö
mindennapi házimunka
雑務雑用
가사허드렛일
namų ruošanemalonus darbas
apnicīgs darbssīki mājas darbi
práca
hišno opravilo
günlük ev işi

chore

[tʃɔːʳ] Nfaena f, tarea f (pej) → tarea f rutinaria
to do the (household) choreshacer los quehaceres domésticos
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chore

[ˈtʃɔːr] n
(= boring task) → corvée f
(= housework) the chores → les tâches fpl ménagères household chores
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chore

nlästige Pflicht; chores plHausarbeit f; to do the choresden Haushalt machen, die Hausarbeit erledigen
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chore

[tʃɔːʳ] nfaccenda (pej) → rottura
household chores → faccende fpl (domestiche)
to do the chores → sbrigare or fare le faccende
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

chore

(tʃoː) noun
a piece of housework or other hard or dull job.
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References in classic literature ?
Wade toiled early and late, doing part of the chores and double her share of the Spring plowing that Martin, as well as Nellie, could attend school in Fallon.
I used to wonder, when they came in tired from the fields, their feet numb and their hands cracked and sore, how they could do all the chores so conscientiously: feed and water and bed the horses, milk the cows, and look after the pigs.
The Monday and Tuesday preceding it we did not go to school at all, but were all kept home to do chores and run errands.
He had already done the evening chores and had seen Hal, dressed and ready for a roistering night in town, come out of the farmhouse and go into the road.
Uncle Henry, when the summons came, had been out in the barn "doin' chores." He wore a ragged and much soiled straw hat, a checked shirt without any collar and blue overalls tucked into the tops of his old cowhide boots.
"Now, ashore," he heard Long Jack saying, "ye've chores, an' ye must do thim in any weather.
We decided that would be the best age--old enough to be of some use in doing chores right off and young enough to be trained up proper.
"I don' know about the privilege part; it'll be considerable of a chore, I guess.
Few children enjoy doing chores and it takes either financial incentives or veiled threats to get some help around the house .
Instead, the idea is to charge the kids via the currency of chores.
In a seminar organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) in celebration of the International Day of Women and National Women's Month, senior research fellow Michael Abrigo said the monetary value of women's time spent on childcare, eldercare and house chores was already about P1.9 trillion.
For example, Pakistan is a patriarchal society that makes unjustified categorisations of male and female chores and pre-assigns household chores to women.