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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Example sentences
Then group these chores in a reasonable fashion, according to the time you can
  make.
Don't blame your job, the traffic or your mindless chores.
But as someone else has said, these chores are part of what one owes to a
  profession if one has been reasonably successful.
And now there's a way to make the tiniest of brushes to do these chores.
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