- 1A routine task, especially a household one.More example sentences
task, job, duty, errand; (chores) work, domestic work, drudgery
- 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.
- 1.1An unpleasant but necessary task: he sees interviews as a choreMore 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).