Definition of chore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tʃɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃɔːr//
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  1. 1a task that you do regularly doing the household/domestic chores
  2. 2an unpleasant or boring task Shopping's a real chore for me.
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent. (originally dialect and US): variant of obsolete char or chare ‘a turn of work, an odd job, chore’.Extra examples She let her husband manage the money while she handled other household chores. I find shopping a real chore. Of all the household chores, I hate ironing most. She says she’ll be around once she’s finished her chores. Working women still do about 70% of domestic chores.
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