chore

[chawr, chohr]
noun
1.
a small or odd job; routine task.
2.
chores, the everyday work around a house or farm.
3.
a hard or unpleasant task: Solving the problem was quite a chore.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English char, Old English cyrr, variant of cierr, cerr char3


1. duty, work, errand, stint. 1, 2. See task.
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chore (tʃɔː)
 
n
1.  a small routine task, esp a domestic one
2.  an unpleasant task
 
[C19: variant of Middle English chare; related to char³]

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chore
1746, Amer.Eng., variant of char, from M.E. cherre "odd job," from O.E. cerr, cierr "turn, occasion."
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Yet taxpayers are still required to perform the anachronistic chore of
  preparing a return from scratch.
Teaching them, it seemed, was a chore to be suffered until you could return to
  your writing.
Consider the daily chore of taking the right pills at the right time.
Yet they are durable and flexible enough to perform any brushing chore.
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