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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: chare; CHARWOMAN

chore

noun
     
chore [countable]
1 a small job that you have to do regularly, especially work that you do to keep a house clean:
everyday chores like shopping and housework
We share the domestic chores.
2 something you have to do that is very boring and unpleasant:
I find driving a real chore.

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