Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See char.
  • noun A narrow lane or passage between houses in a town.
  • See char.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A chore; to chore; to do. See char.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A narrow street.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of char (turn, task, chore, worker).
  • noun Northern England A narrow lane or passage between houses in a town.
  • verb intransitive To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs; to char.

Etymologies

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From Middle English chare, variant (due to the verb form charen) of char, cher ("a turn"), from Old English ċierr, ċerr ("a turn, change, time, occasion, affair, business"), from Proto-Germanic *karzijanan (“to turn, sweep”), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (“to turn, bend”). More at char.

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