Definition of Shrove tuesday

1. Noun. The last day before Lent.

Exact synonyms: Mardi Gras, Pancake Day
Generic synonyms: Christian Holy Day
Group relationships: Shrovetide



Definition of Shrove tuesday

1. Noun. The day before the beginning of Lent, when pancakes are traditionally eaten, originally to use up milk and eggs that would otherwise spoil because of not being eaten during Lent. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrove Tuesday

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Shraddha
Shrapnell
Shrapnell's membrane
Shravas
Shreveport
Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury cake
Shrewsbury cakes
Shrimper
Shriner
Shriners
Shrops
Shropshire
Shrove Sunday
Shrove Tuesday
Shrovetide
Shtokavian
Shua
Shuadit
Shubi
Shudra
Shug
Shuha
Shuha Shinto
Shui Xian
Shuli
Shulman
Shumard oak
Shumard red oak

Literary usage of Shrove tuesday

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1. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"groome, called shrove tuesday, one whose manners show he is better fed than taught, and indeed he is the only monster for feeding amongst all the dayes of ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1884)
"shrove tuesday. At 11 am on this day a bell is rung at the church, and aL work is supposed to be over for the day, and formerly all prentice lads were ..."

3. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"shrove tuesday IN PARIS THE particulars of the fete need not be described at present, as many hundred English writers have, no doubt, given an account of it ..."

4. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Shrove-Tuesday, which is a pancake feast day in all England. At Islip, со. Oxon, the children of the cottagers go round the village ou that day to the ..."

5. Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: From the Restoration of Charles II by Gilbert Burnet (1840)
"... Shrove-Tuesday. The thirteenth was the day set for the two houses to come with the offer of the crown. So here ends the Interregnum. ..."

6. Catalogue of books printed for private circulation by Bertram Dobell (1906)
"A Collection of Poema presented annually by the Butler of Brasenose College on shrove tuesday [motto from Theocritus] 12mo, pp. ..."

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