Definition of chore in English:


Syllabification: chore
Pronunciation: /CHôr


1A routine task, especially a household one.
More example sentences
  • Girls as young as four and five are expected to help with household chores and to care for their younger siblings.
  • Geraldine was doing her home chores when the phone rang for her Evening Press interview.
  • By the time I get up, do the usual daily chores and get everyone fed it'll be time to go to work.
task, job, duty, errand;
(chores)work, domestic work, drudgery
1.1An unpleasant but necessary task: he sees interviews as a chore
More example sentences
  • Too many of them were standing around as though fielding were merely a tedious chore to be undertaken before you got your turn at bat.
  • For me, it's so much more of a chore or a necessity than a pleasure.
  • This seems strange to some, but why should we not make something fun out of a necessary chore?


mid 18th century (originally dialect and US): variant of obsolete char or chare (see charwoman).

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