chore

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See also: -chore, chóre, and Chöre

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English cherre (odd job, turn, occasion, business), from Old English ċerr, ċierr (a turn), from ċierran (to turn), from Proto-Germanic *karzijaną (to turn), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (to bend, turn). Cognate with Old Saxon kērian, Old High German chēran (German kehren (to turn)). See also char.

Noun[edit]

chore (plural chores)

  1. A task, especially a difficult, unpleasant, or routine one.
    Washing dishes is a chore, but we cannot just stop eating.
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

chore (third-person singular simple present chores, present participle choring, simple past and past participle chored)

  1. (US, dated) To do chores.
References[edit]
  • chore” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly derived from the Romani word chōr (thief), see also Geordie word chor.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

chore (third-person singular simple present chores, present participle chorring, simple past and past participle chorred)

  1. (UK, informal) To steal.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

chore (plural chores)

  1. (obsolete) A choir or chorus.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

chore

  1. vocative singular of chorus

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chore

  1. Obsolete spelling of chóre.

Polish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chore

  1. nominative and accusative neuter singular of chory
  2. nominative and accusative masculine (non-personal) and feminine and neuter plural of chory

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

chore

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of chorar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of chorar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of chorar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of chorar