Definition of

Chore

  1. (noun, act) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    the endless task of classifying the samples
    the farmer's morning chores

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Synonyms of Chore

job, task

Alternate forms of Chore

Hyponyms: ball-breaker, ball-buster, scut work, shitwork, stint

Hypernyms: duty

Origin of the word Chore

  1. 1746, Amer.Eng., variant of char, from M.E. cherre "odd job," from O.E. cerr, cierr "turn, occasion." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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