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 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.
Origin and Etymology of chore
alteration of chare
First Known Use: 1746
Synonym Discussion of chore
CHORE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chore for English Language Learners
: a small job that is done regularly
: a dull, unpleasant, or difficult job or experience
CHORE Defined for Kids
Definition of chore for Students
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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