shortening

noun

Definition of shortening

  1. 1 :  the action or process of making or becoming short; specifically :  the dropping of the latter part of a word so as to produce a new and shorter word of the same meaning

  2. 2 :  an edible fat used to shorten baked goods

1538

First Known Use of shortening

1538


SHORTENING Defined for English Language Learners

shortening

noun

Definition of shortening for English Language Learners

  • : a fat (such as butter) that is used in cooking or baking


SHORTENING Defined for Kids

shortening

noun short·en·ing \ˈshȯr-tən-iŋ, ˈshȯrt-niŋ\

Definition of shortening for Students

  1. :  a fat used in baking especially to make pastry flaky



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