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chare

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • char (turn, task, chore, worker)
  • chore (narrow lane)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English chare, variant (due to the verb form charen) of char, cher (a turn), from Old English ċierr, ċerr (a turn, change, time, occasion, affair, business), from Proto-Germanic *karzijaną (to turn, sweep), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (to turn, bend). More at char.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chare (plural chares)

  1. Alternative form of char ("turn, task, chore, worker").
  2. (UK dialectal, Northern England) A narrow lane or passage between houses in a town.

VerbEdit

chare (third-person singular simple present chares, present participle charing, simple past and past participle chared)

  1. (intransitive) To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs; to char.