verb (used with object)
Origin of shirr
Examples from the Web for shirr
Shirr′ing, decorative-shirred needlework; Shirr′ing-string, a cord used to gather the threads together in shirred-work.
Shirr, Shir, shėr, n. a puckering made in a fabric by parallel gathering-threads.
British Dictionary definitions for shirr
noun Also: shirring
Word Origin for shirr
Word Origin and History 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.