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: the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English schroftewesday, from schrof- (as in schroftide) + tewesday Tuesday
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: the day before the first day of the Christian holy period of Lent : the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
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