\ ˈshər How to pronounce shirr (audio) \
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

Examples of shirr in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Really strong were the boxer shorts and vests inlaid with panels of shirred elastic that were aesthetically pleasing, comfortable (the models attested), and consistent with the designer’s interesting point of focus. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "London Newcomer Bianca Saunders Braves the In-Between of Modern Masculine Stereotypes," 9 Jan. 2019 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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“Shirr.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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