chore n : a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores" [syn: job, task]
Etymology 1From cherre from cerr, cierr.
- Online Etymology Dictionary
Etymology 2Possibly derived from the word chor, see also Geordie word chor.
- To steal.
House work is a specific work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee, related to or used in the running of a household.
House work can be divided into two categories, indoor and outdoor. Indoor chores might include cooking, setting the table and washing dishes; cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting and mopping; laundry and ironing; lifting and carrying things, putting things away; child and elder care; paying bills. Outdoor work can include decorative and vegetable garden care, lawn and grounds maintenance, animal care, snow removal, driveway maintenance, outbuilding maintenance.
In traditional economic analysis, such house work performed by members of the household are not included in economic output. However, Feminist economists have argued that housework is a vital part of the economy and society. An early text discussing housework is Proverbs 31, describing an ideal wife who "looks after her family's needs." (verse 27 GNB).
chore in French: Tâche ménagère
chore in Korean: 집안일
chore in Japanese: 家事
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