variants or less commonly 'shroom
plural shrooms also 'shrooms
: mushroom
Okay, so the healthiest way to eat your shrooms is probably not on a pizza. But fresh and dried mushrooms can give you a needed boost of vitamin B12, which may lower your risk of Alzheimer's.Jessica Wick
especially : a fungus (such as one of the genus Psilocybe) containing hallucinogenic alkaloids (such as psilocybin) : magic mushroom
Parents be warned: My chief takeaway from "Yearbook" was that I really needed to look into finding myself some shrooms and acid … Jennifer Reese
To the naysayers, it represents all that is stupefying about 'shroom-induced psychedelic noodling. Greg Ko

Examples of shroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Topping our selection of the best magic shroom chocolates is the Mushroom Chocolate by TREhouse. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024 Khalifa threw out the first pitch at Monday night's Pirates game against the Cleveland Guardians while high on shrooms. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 18 July 2023 The ‘shrooms are also used as decor at NoBar inside the hotel, or on the calendar in the form of an occasional mushroom farming workshop. Kristin L. Wolfe, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Even touches that border on cutesy, like a second shroom experiment that fails to bring back Older Elliott but instead plonks Chad into her childhood Justin Bieber obsession, are actually pretty hilarious. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Jan. 2024 There are three types of melts available for fans: the classic melt, bacon melt and the new shroom n’ swiss melt. Staff Author, Peoplemag, 29 Dec. 2023 He’s previously rocked a pearl choker with red mushroom pendants from Frasier Sterling, as well as a chain with alternating colorful gummy bears and shrooms. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 31 Oct. 2023 Sure, Wyatt is going through a hard time, took a bunch of ‘shrooms and crashed the car. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2023 Both young and middle-aged adult groups used hallucinogens such as LSD, MDMA, mescaline, peyote, shrooms or psilocybin, and PCP at a significantly higher rate compared to ten years ago. USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2023

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Word History


shortening of mushroom entry 1

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shroom was in 1976

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“Shroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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