shirr

verb
\ˈshər \
shirred; shirring; shirrs

Definition of shirr 

transitive verb

1 : to draw (a material, such as cloth) together in a shirring

2 : to bake (eggs removed from the shell) until set

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Posh animals will find options like the timeless tuxedo and shirred dresses, while those who are normcore inclined are also covered (snoods and hoodies made of sustainable bamboo). Peter Haldeman, New York Times, "The Secret Price of Pets," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of shirr

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shirr

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