Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shirr.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made or gathered into a shirr.
  • adj. Broken into an earthen dish and baked over the fire; -- said of eggs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Puckered or gathered, as by shirring: as, a shirred bonnet.
  • Having india-rubber or elastic cords woven in the texture, so as to produce shirring.
  • In cookery, poached in cream: said of eggs.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I haven't heard the term "shirred" eggs before I must look that up.

    Baked Eggs

  • And a friend reminded me later that they're also called 'shirred' eggs.

    Baked Eggs

  • The skirt of this wonderful dress was "shirred" and hung in graceful festoons between the rows of gatherings, and was of an entirely new style.

    The Wind Before the Dawn

  • Get the kind of shirred curtain rods for the top and bottom and put a nice fabric the full length.

    CHE > Latest news

  • B. he wore her clothes and that was what did it, the stretched-out shoulders of her sunday dresses, the shirred cotton loose around her hips. she could handle chest-hairs on the soap but not in the seams of her belly-tops. even now the tlak-tlak of heels on kitchen tile makes her jaw crack.

    Three Lullabies (after 'Ooh La La' by the Ditty Bops)

  • Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal Lamb brisket and shirred eggs with Swiss chard and parmesan The Mediterranean restaurant seats about 90 on the ground floor and 20 in an upstairs, private dining room, owner James Mallios says.

    East Side Mediterranean

  • Lamb dishes include lamb brisket and shirred eggs, $16, and lamb neck hash, $13.

    East Side Mediterranean

  • All of the tops were skin-tight, shirred, with plunging necklines.

    Family Storms

  • Our Easter egg hunt complete, I'm working on my first-ever batch of pancakes (usually the pastry chef makes 'em), shirred eggs and (of course) bacon.

    Our Kitchen

  • Instead of donning an oversize T-shirt or one of those awkward sarongs, why not look sleek apr├Ęs-beach in a semi-transparent tunic top or a short, vibrantly printed, shirred dress?

    Ask Teri

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