Shrove Tuesday

\ ˈshrōv- , especially Southern ˈsrōv-\

Definition of Shrove Tuesday

: the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

First Known Use of Shrove Tuesday

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shrove Tuesday

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

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English Language Learners Definition of Shrove Tuesday

: the day before the first day of the Christian holy period of Lent : the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

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