Shrove Tuesday


ˈshrōv- How to pronounce Shrove Tuesday (audio)
 especially Southern  ˈsrōv-
: the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

Word History


Middle English schroftewesday, from schrof- (as in schroftide) + tewesday Tuesday

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shrove Tuesday was in the 15th century

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“Shrove Tuesday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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Shrove Tuesday

: the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
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