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



BrE BrE//ˈhaʊswɜːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊswɜːrk//
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the work involved in taking care of a home and family, for example cleaning and cooking to do the houseworkExtra examples He does his fair share of housework. Her husband never helps with the housework. I spent all morning doing housework. The cook their own meals but they share the housework. The doctor said I could do a little light housework. They share all the bills and housework.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: housework