Definition of 'housework'
Video: pronunciation of 'housework'
Example sentences containing 'housework'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Women did more than twice as much childcare and housework. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Women did more than twice as much childcare and housework. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We share parenting and housework but life is very hectic. The Sun (2014)None of us is much good at housework. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We continue to do the majority of the housework and childcare. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They argue on the subject of men doing their share of the housework. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Also you should agree in advance how much housework he is prepared to do. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He also leaves all the housework and childcare to me. The Sun (2013) Share the housework and hours of free time suddenly appear. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The effect of women contributing more money is that couples are beginning to share the burdens of housework and childcare. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Staying fit through housework and gardening? Times, Sunday Times (2013)She also said that it was easier to clean the loo and pick up socks yourself than bore on about shared housework. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Her school meant that "responsibilities around the house pile up; housework is so much work. Divergent Realities: the Emotional Lives of Mothers, Fathers, and Adolescents (1994)But we were also expected to be adults: we had to do much of the housework and the gardening. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Women generally not only do much more housework, we also seem to get lumbered with more of the family admin. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And they do less housework. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I work, then come home and do the housework and gardening. The Sun (2008)Other ideas include helping with housework and less TV. The Sun (2008)Wife Swap just wanted to know who did the cleaning, housework and shopping. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The range of activities shown to improve mood included housework, gardening, walking and sports. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Q. How many times a week do you do mildly energetic activity such as gardening, light housework or repairing things? The Sun (2014)I bet she'd welcome the offer of help with the washing, housework and maybe a bit of babysitting. The Sun (2012)Women still do twice as much housework as men Women do twice as much housework as men, and the bulk of the most dreaded chores. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'housework'
In Common Usage. housework is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'housework'
British English: housework /ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk/ NOUN
Housework is the work such as cleaning and cooking that you do in your home.
Men are doing more housework nowadays.
- American English: housework
- Arabic: شُغْلُ البَيْتُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: tarefa doméstica
- Chinese: 家务
- Croatian: kućanski poslovi
- Czech: domácí práce
- Danish: husligt arbejde
- Dutch: huishoudelijk werk
- European Spanish: faenas de la casa
- Finnish: kotityöt
- French: ménage activité
- German: Hausarbeit
- Greek: οικιακή εργασία
- Italian: faccende domestiche
- Japanese: 家事
- Korean: 가사 허드렛일
- Norwegian: husarbeid
- Polish: praca domowa porządki
- European Portuguese: trabalho doméstico
- Romanian: menaj
- Russian: робота по дому
- Spanish: faenas de la casa
- Swedish: hushållsarbete
- Thai: งานบ้าน
- Turkish: ev işi
- Ukrainian: хатня робота
- Vietnamese: việc nhà
Definition of housework from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.