Meaning of chore in English
Etymologymid 18th century (originally dialect and US): variant of obsolete char or chare (see charwoman)
Definitions1. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
- « estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars »
- « the job of repairing the engine took several hours »
- « the endless task of classifying the sampl »
- « When you're a father in a marriage, you sort of become the mother's assistant. And you sort of get a list from her every day and you run down the list and it feels very much like a chore. » Louis C. K.
- « The upheavals of adolescence silenced 'A Christmas Carol' for a few years. I became a firebrand atheist. Christmas - humbug! Too commercial! Then I became an agnostic. Christmas was a pro-forma affair, basically a chore. Buy mother a book, dad a new tie, my brother and sister small gifts. Pretend thanks for the fountain pens and shirts I received. » Whitley Strieber