housework

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Etymology[edit]

From house +‎ work. Cognate with Dutch huiswerk (homework).

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housework (uncountable)

  1. Domestic household chores such as cleaning and cooking.
    • 2018, Kristin Lawless, Formerly known as food, →ISBN, page 228:
      In the preindustrial era the burden of housework fell on the shoulders of every inhabitant of the house: men, women, and children all devoted their energies and time to work in the home and on the farms, because most Americans were involved with at least some of their own food production.
  2. (uncommon) Homework.

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