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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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 Because first of all, like ironing a shirt or replacing a broken windowpane, few chores are more satisfying. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Tools for Making Gutter Cleaning a Less Loathsome Chore," 8 Nov. 2018 On top of that, just using the mobile app to find more features or unearth new skills to use and games to play is a bit of a chore. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Anki Vector review: modern-day Tamagotchi," 5 Nov. 2018 Very quickly his job became doing whatever chore was in the offing—a sui generis job he's held for years. Julia Ioffe, GQ, "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.," 21 June 2018 Regular prison chores are unpaid in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas. The Economist, "How convict labour increased inequality," 12 Apr. 2018 Listing the plethora of candidates is a chore unto itself, as there will be no shortage of candidates that are currently within the organization, in the area, state and nationally vying for the job. Clyde Verdin, NOLA.com, "Tough act to follow for whomever replaces Saints radio voice Jim Henderson," 22 Feb. 2018 Of course, few people can avoid chores every weekend. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Turn Your Weekends Into Mini-Vacations," 26 Mar. 2019 There are few household chores more notoriously frustrating than folding a fitted sheet. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Here's Exactly How to Fold a Fitted Sheet, According to Marie Kondo," 8 Feb. 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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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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