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chore

noun \ˈchr\

: a small job that is done regularly

: a dull, unpleasant, or difficult job or experience

Full Definition of CHORE

1
plural :  the regular or daily light work of a household or farm
2
:  a routine task or job
3
:  a difficult or disagreeable task <doing taxes can be a real chore>

Examples of CHORE

  1. The children were each assigned different household chores.
  2. I liked the simple chore of bringing in the firewood.
  3. Doing taxes can be a real chore.
  4. That movie is a chore to sit through.

Origin of CHORE

alteration of chare
First Known Use: 1746

Synonym Discussion of CHORE

task, duty, job, chore, stint, assignment mean a piece of work to be done. task implies work imposed by a person in authority or an employer or by circumstance <charged with a variety of tasks>. duty implies an obligation to perform or responsibility for performance <the duties of a lifeguard>. job applies to a piece of work voluntarily performed; it may sometimes suggest difficulty or importance <the job of turning the company around>. chore implies a minor routine activity necessary for maintaining a household or farm <every child was assigned chores>. stint implies a carefully allotted or measured quantity of assigned work or service <a 2-month stint as a reporter>. assignment implies a definite limited task assigned by one in authority <a reporter's assignment>.
CHORE Defined for Kids

chore

noun \ˈchr\

Definition of CHORE for Kids

1
:  a small job that is done regularly <a household chore> <Milking the cows is one of my chores on the farm.>
2
:  a dull, unpleasant, or difficult task <Washing windows is such a chore.>

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