verb (used with object)
Origin of shirr
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Historical Examples of shirr
Shirr some eggs, and before serving pour some tomato sauce, or pure, over the white of the eggs.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book
Shirr, Shir, shėr, n. a puckering made in a fabric by parallel gathering-threads.
Shirr′ing, decorative-shirred needlework; Shirr′ing-string, a cord used to gather the threads together in shirred-work.
noun Also: shirring
Word Origin for shirr
"to gather (cloth) on parallel threads," 1860 (implied in shirring), back-formation from shirred (1847), from shirr (n.) "elastic webbing," of unknown origin.