Definition of chore
- The children were each assigned household chores.
- doing taxes can be a real chore
The children were each assigned different household chores.
I liked the simple chore of bringing in the firewood.
Doing taxes can be a real chore.
That movie is a chore to sit through.
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First Known Use: 1746See Words from the same year
: a small job that is done regularly
: a dull, unpleasant, or difficult job or experience
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