shortening

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

shortening

noun

: a fat (such as butter) that is used in cooking or baking

Full Definition of SHORTENING

1
:  the action or process of making or becoming short; specifically :  the dropping of the latter part of a word so as to produce a new and shorter word of the same meaning
2
:  an edible fat used to shorten baked goods

First Known Use of SHORTENING

1538

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