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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Shrove from shrive (of a Christian priest) 'to hear and forgive someone's sins' (11-21 centuries), from Old English scrifan; SHRIFT

Shrove Tuesday

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity
Shrove Tues‧day [uncountable and countable]
RRC the day before the first day of the Christian period of Lent, when people in Britain traditionally eat pancakes

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