the work of cleaning, cooking, etc., to be done in housekeeping.

1570–80; house + work Unabridged
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housework (ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk)
the work of running a home, such as cleaning, cooking, etc

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Example sentences
Mothers in relationships still perform roughly twice as much childcare and housework as their partners, for instance.
Throughout these pages she does an astonishing amount of housework.
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