Definition of housework in English:



mass noun
  • Regular work done in housekeeping, especially cleaning and tidying.

    ‘I was busy doing housework when the doorbell rang’
    • ‘She spends her days drawing, leaving Stan to tend to the kids and housework.’
    • ‘When the question is broadened to satisfaction with job or housework, a similar pattern obtains.’
    • ‘As the only boy, I definitely got away with doing very little housework.’
    • ‘Even daily activities such as general housework or playing with your kids can be a good opportunity to boost your fitness levels.’
    • ‘In her memory, her grandma was always busy with housework from early morning.’
    • ‘She had finished a 16-hour shift at work and had to do three hours of housework and everything was on top of her.’
    • ‘In my experience, it would seem that the biggest problem facing new mothers is not housework but a general sense of isolation.’
    • ‘Even the seemingly laborious housework became enjoyable when there was no time pressure.’
    • ‘There's only so much newsworthiness you can get out of laundry, cleaning, cooking, housework.’
    • ‘She also did housework for various elderly people who had her services in their homes on a regular basis.’
    • ‘We're generally taught that housework is a menial, even demeaning task.’
    • ‘It pointed out that one and a half million women would have to be drafted into war industry from housework and from less essential work.’
    • ‘They spend 15 minutes longer on housework in general than men who do not own them, according to the research.’
    • ‘Researchers in Britain have found there is no evidence that housework has any health benefits.’
    • ‘After lunch, I have to fulfil my daily quota of three hours' housework.’
    • ‘MUM Emma Langley took a clean sweep of her health after regaining her figure doing housework.’
    • ‘There was also an improvement in satisfaction in the share-out of housework and childcare.’
    • ‘She says she goes back home with amusing anecdotes about the day - and housework doesn't take over her life.’
    • ‘Helen always worked hard and when she came home on weekends she helped Mother with the endless housework.’
    • ‘My hip hurts a lot from all the train sitting and housework today.’