From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhouseworkhouse‧work /ˈhaʊswɜːk $ -wɜːrk/ ●●○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 JOB/TASKwork that you do to take care of a house, for example washing, cleaning etc → choredo (the) housework 🔊 I spent all morning doing the housework. 🔊 I don’t like doing housework.GRAMMAR: Countable or uncountable?• Housework is an uncountable noun and is not used in the plural. You say: I help my mother with the housework.✗Don’t say: I help my mother with the houseworks.• Housework is followed by a singular verb: All the housework was done by him.
Examples from the Corpus
housework• Housework takes up most of my time in the evenings.• After Mass they would begin their assignedhouseworkduties, cooking, washing or administration.• I hate doing housework so I pay someone to do it for me.• Thus some feminists have argued that there should be wages for housework.• Unfortunately, both parents often work today, and after work they have housework, cleaning, laundry to do.• She knew she had visited heavyhousework upon herself because of her attitude.• Well, I did all my housework this morning, though you wouldn't think it to look at the place now.• But because work is not a component of the femininestereotypehouseworklacks any conceptualization in sociology as work.• She cooks the teas and does the housework and everything.• And he knew I was a softtouch, that I did most of the housework so he could be free.• I've got to catch up on the housework this weekend.• None of her kids ever help with the housework.• We encourage our kids to help with the housework.do (the) housework• Marjorie did the housework, Margarett paid the bills.• She put Hansel in a little cage and ordered Gretel to do housework.• She was happy to do the housework, and live at home with Tabby and me.• She does not want to do housework.• Rachel Oh come off it, Sheil, I know men who do housework.• Then she would do housework, but it was such an austerecottage that there was hardly anything to do.