chore

noun
\ ˈchȯr How to pronounce chore (audio) \

Definition of chore

1 chores plural : the regular or daily light work of a household or farm
2 : a routine task or job The children were each assigned household chores.
3 : a difficult or disagreeable task doing taxes can be a real chore

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Synonyms for chore

Synonyms

assignment, duty, job, task

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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

Examples of chore in a Sentence

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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The value of assigning children household chores is something older generations took for granted. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Why Kids Raised Doing Chores Grow up to Be More Successful Adults," 7 June 2019 Word continued to leak this week about possible antitrust investigations by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, who reportedly divvied up companies like a couple might divide household chores. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Break Up Big Tech? Some Say Not So Fast," 7 June 2019 Give the laundry room some attention and catch up (at least for the weekend) on this on-going chore. Melissa Rolland, courant.com, "Projects That Don't Break The Bank," 19 June 2018 This could end up making intercourse too much of a chore for the man. Time, "Ask Dr. Ruth: How Can I Help My Partner Last Longer in Bed?," 15 Mar. 2018 Smoked root vegetable salad had a few pieces of root, lots of pretty, frilly, raw kale, a bit of a chore to chew. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Muse in Mount Lookout: Fresh, healthy and not quite enough," 9 Feb. 2018 The boots of our waders sunk a half-foot into the muddy goo that carpeted the bay bottom and made wading a bit of a chore. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Coastal fishing in February can be rewarding," 3 Feb. 2018 There are at least two tech geniuses who don't mind the loathsome dish-washing chore: Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Is Hand-Washing Dishes A Secret To The Success Of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates?," 29 Dec. 2018 Now my mom lives alone, but just because the daily parenting chores are over you never stop being a lone parent. Nicola Prentis, Good Housekeeping, "To My Single Mom: You Had It Way Harder Than I Realized Growing Up," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of chore

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chore

alteration of chare

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The first known use of chore was in 1746

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chore

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chore

: a small job that is done regularly
: a dull, unpleasant, or difficult job or experience

chore

noun
\ ˈchȯr How to pronounce chore (audio) \

Kids Definition of chore

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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