Origin of short-order
Definition for short-order (2 of 2)
Origin of short order
Examples from the Web for short-order
Before the war I was a short-order cook in Zabadani, which is a beautiful tourist valley in Reef Damashq, near Lebanon.Former Syrian Soldier Describes Life in the Army at the Start of War|Andrew Slater|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Can he keep it up, staying abreast of the culture, serving up opinions like a short-order cook?
But short-order meals are not the thing for regular fare, for in time they will ruin any stomach.Woodcraft|E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
British Dictionary definitions for short-order
- food that is easily and quickly prepared
- (as modifier)short-order counter
Word Origin and History for short-order
Idioms and Phrases with short-order
Quickly; see in short order.
An order of food to be prepared and served quickly, as in It's just a diner, serving short orders exclusively. This expression, dating from about 1890, gave rise to the adjective short-order, used not only in short-order cook, a cook specializing in short orders, but in other terms such as short-order divorce, a divorce quickly obtained owing to liberal divorce laws.