verb (used with object)
- shirley poppy,
- shirley temple,
- shirley, james,
- shirley, william,
- shirt front,
- shirt jacket,
Origin of shirr
Examples from the Web for shirred
Then a small heading is made on one side of the strip that is to be shirred.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
She shirred and sewed together a piece of cloth about three yards around.Old Rail Fence Corners|Various
Two lamps made of quaint old green jars with lavender decorations have shirred shades of the same silk.
This lamp, like the one in the drawing-room, is made from a porcelain vase, with a shirred silk shade on a wire frame.
A shirred silk workbag hung at her side, and she carried a tiny parasol.Patty's Friends|Carolyn Wells
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.