Shrove Tuesday

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noun \ˈshrōv-, especially Southern ˈsrōv-\

Definition of Shrove Tuesday

  1. :  the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

Origin and Etymology of shrove tuesday

Middle English schroftewesday, from schrof- (as in schroftide) + tewesday Tuesday


First Known Use: 15th century


SHROVE TUESDAY Defined for English Language Learners

Shrove Tuesday

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noun \ˈshrōv-, especially Southern ˈsrōv-\

Definition of Shrove Tuesday for English Language Learners

  • : the day before the first day of the Christian holy period of Lent : the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday


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