Shrove Tuesday


Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the last day of Shrovetide, long observed as a season of merrymaking before Lent.

Origin of Shrove Tuesday First recorded in 1490–1500; shrove + Tuesday Related Words for shrove tuesday carnival, celebration, festival, parade Examples from the Web for shrove tuesday Historical Examples of shrove tuesday

  • So ended the Shrove-Tuesday, which had begun so gloriously for the young artist.

    A Word Only A Word, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • “Uncle will come for you on Shrove-Tuesday,” wrote her Aunt.

    Not Quite Eighteen

    Susan Coolidge

  • I remember one Shrove-Tuesday when she went to bed at eight o’clock.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo

  • But if you do so juggle, look to’t. Shrove-Tuesday is at hand, and I have some acquaintance with bricklayers and plasterers.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays (11 of 15)

    W. Carew Hazlitt

  • Shrove-Tuesday was a holiday for apprentices and working people, as appears by several contemporary writers.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays (11 of 15)

    W. Carew Hazlitt

  • British Dictionary definitions for shrove tuesday Shrove Tuesday noun

    1. the last day of Shrovetide; Pancake Day

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