short-order

adjective
\ˈshȯrt-ˌȯr-dər, -ˈȯr-\

Definition of short-order 

: preparing or serving food that can be cooked quickly to a customer's order a short-order cook

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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short-order

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of short-order

: making or serving food that can be cooked quickly when a customer orders it

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