chare

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • char (turn, task, chore, worker)
  • chore (narrow lane)

Etymology[edit]

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 *karzijaną (to turn, sweep), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (to turn, bend). More at char.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chare (plural chares)

  1. Alternative form of char ("turn, task, chore, worker").
  2. (UK dialectal, Northern England) A narrow lane or passage between houses in a town.

Verb[edit]

chare (third-person singular simple present chares, present participle charing, simple past and past participle chared)

  1. (intransitive) To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs; to char.