a chore, esp. a household chore
Origin of chareMiddle English char from Old English cierr, a turn, job, piece of work from cierran, to turn; akin to German kehren from Indo-European base an unverified form ?ers-, to turn from source Welsh gyrr, a driving (of cattle)
intransitive verbchared, char′ing
to do chores
(third-person singular simple present chares, present participle charing, simple past and past participle chared)
- (intransitive) To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs; to char.