shred·​ded ˈshre-dəd How to pronounce shredded (audio)
 especially Southern  ˈsre-
: cut or torn into shreds
shredded cheese
shredded paper
shredded chicken
Make a worm farm by drilling tiny holes in the bottom of the bucket. Add worms, leaves, grass clippings, peat moss and damp shredded newspaper.Gail Borelli

Examples of shredded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Passionate Potato Cake fans have asked Arby’s to bring back the beloved side (shredded potatoes fried until crisp and golden brown) ever since it was discontinued in 2021. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 1 July 2024 For dessert, fresh pineapple drizzled with orange liqueur (or honey) and sprinkled with shredded toasted coconut is smashing. Andrews McMeel Syndication,, 19 June 2024 Iceberg lettuce, as thin as shredded paper, is piled on, along with tomatoes, roasted red peppers, salt, pepper, olive oil and a splash of red-wine vinegar. New York Times, 18 June 2024 In a large and deep skillet or Dutch oven, prepare the sofrito, then add the shredded beef, along with bay leaves, tomato sauce, capers, green olives, salt and pepper, Michiu (a rice cooking wine) and the reserved braising liquid. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for shredded 

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Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shredded was in 1577

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“Shredded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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