Shrove Tuesday

\ ˈshrōv- How to pronounce Shrove Tuesday (audio) , 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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“Shrove Tuesday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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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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