- n. 家庭杂务；日常的零星事务；讨厌的或累人的工作
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来自PIE*sker, 转，打转，词源同charlady, ring. 即在外围打杂的人。
- chore (n.)
- 1751, American English, variant of char, from Middle English cherre "odd job," from Old English cerr, cierr "turn, change, time, occasion, affair business."
Chore, a corruption of char, is an English word, still used in many parts of England, as a char-man, a char-woman; but in America, it is perhaps confined to New England. It signifies small domestic jobs of work, and its place cannot be supplied by any other single word in the language. [Noah Webster, "Dissertations on the English Language," 1789]
- 1. Fortunately, the chore of leaf sweeping is well worth the effort.
- 2. It was a methodical, unexciting chore.
- 3. He is prepared to make a living by accepting any remunerative chore.
- 4. Making pasta by hand with a rolling pin can be a real chore.
- 5. She sees exercise primarily as an unavoidable chore.
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