noun Shrove·tide \ˈshrōv-ˌtīd, especially Southern ˈsrōv-\

Definition of Shrovetide

  1. :  the period usually of three days immediately preceding Ash Wednesday

Origin and Etymology of shrovetide

Middle English schroftide, from schrof- (from shriven to shrive) + tide

First Known Use: 15th century

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