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Etymology 1Edit

From earlier char, from Middle English charr, charre, cherre (odd job, turn, occasion, business), from Old English ċerr, ċierr (a turn), from ċierran (to turn), from Proto-Germanic *karzijaną (to turn), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (to bend, turn). Cognate with Dutch keer (time; turn; occasion), German Kehre (a turn; bend; wind; back-flip; u-turn). Also related to Saterland Frisian kiere, käire (to turn), Old Saxon kērian, Old High German chēran (to turn) (German kehren (to turn), Dutch keren (to turn)). See also char.

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NounEdit

chore (plural chores)

  1. A task, especially a difficult, unpleasant, or routine one.
    Washing dishes is a chore, but we cannot just stop eating.
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VerbEdit

chore (third-person singular simple present chores, present participle choring, simple past and past participle chored)

  1. (US, dated) To do chores.
ReferencesEdit
  • chore” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

Etymology 2Edit

Possibly derived from the Romani word chōr (thief), see also Geordie word chor.

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chore (third-person singular simple present chores, present participle choring, simple past and past participle chored)

  1. (Britain, informal) To steal.
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

chore (plural chores)

  1. (obsolete) A choir or chorus.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

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AdjectiveEdit

chore

  1. Superseded spelling of chóre.

PolishEdit

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chore

  1. inflection of chory:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural

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VerbEdit

chore

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of chorar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of chorar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of chorar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of chorar