housework

noun
house·​work | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌwərk How to pronounce housework (audio) \

Definition of housework

: the work of housekeeping

Examples of housework in a Sentence

I got up early and did some housework.
Recent Examples on the Web Addressing the underlying communication issues would help with the housework issue as well as all other aspects of your relationship. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Recent widow finds in-laws are critical, judgmental toward her," 10 Jan. 2021 Purtill said it’s exhausting caring for McCone, doing all the housework, keeping up with her own job and waiting for a breakthrough that never seems to come. Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, "S.F. Millennial was fit and healthy before COVID-19. He’s a disabled “long-hauler” now," 9 Jan. 2021 Ideal for pet lovers, this housework bestseller – a bargain at 20% off at John Lewis – combines four cleaning tools and Radial Root Cyclone technology for optimum dust and allergen removal. Laura Sutherland, CNN Underscored, "Cyber Monday: The best deals in the UK," 29 Nov. 2020 And women saw the already unequal burden of second-shift housework pile even higher. Washington Post, "Last year, women marched in the streets. This year, they aren’t — but it’s not because our problems are over.," 4 Jan. 2021 The most common scenarios for listening to audiobooks: Driving/commuting/road trips; while performing housework; exercising; walking/walking the dog; and shopping. Chris Smith | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Listen up: Covid brings an increase in audiobook demand at Jeff Library," 31 Dec. 2020 Ideal for pet lovers, this housework bestseller – a bargain at 20% off at John Lewis – combines four cleaning tools and Radial Root Cyclone technology for optimum dust and allergen removal. Laura Sutherland, CNN Underscored, "Cyber Monday: The best deals in the UK," 29 Nov. 2020 Ideal for pet lovers, this housework bestseller – a bargain at 20% off at John Lewis – combines four cleaning tools and Radial Root Cyclone technology for optimum dust and allergen removal. Laura Sutherland, CNN Underscored, "Cyber Monday: The best deals in the UK," 29 Nov. 2020 Her tidy soul is drawn to housework, her piano, and taking care of her dolls. Sarah Schutte, National Review, "Three Cheers for the Quiet Ones," 28 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of housework

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of housework was in 1613

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23 Jan 2021

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“Housework.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housework. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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housework

noun
How to pronounce housework (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of housework

: work (such as cleaning, cooking, or laundry) that is done to keep a house clean and running properly

housework

noun
house·​work | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌwərk How to pronounce housework (audio) \

Kids Definition of housework

: the labor involved in housekeeping

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