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Shrove Tuesday

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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
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Examples from the Web for shrove tuesday

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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


British Dictionary definitions for shrove tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

noun
  1. the last day of Shrovetide; Pancake Day
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