Alternative forms 
From Middle English chare, variant (due to the verb form charen) of char, cher (“a turn”), from Old English ċierr, ċerr (“a turn, change, time, occasion, affair, business”), from Proto-Germanic *karzijanan (“to turn, sweep”), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (“to turn, bend”). More at char.
- IPA: tʃɛə
chare (plural chares)
- Alternative form of char (turn, task, chore, worker).
- (UK dialectal, Northern England) A narrow lane or passage between houses in a town.