Origin of shirrfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to make shirring in (cloth or a garment)
- to bake (eggs) in small buttered dishes, often with crumbs, cheese, etc.
transitive verbshirred, shirr·ing, shirrs
- To gather (cloth) into decorative rows by parallel stitching.
- To cook (raw eggs removed from the shell) by baking.
Origin of shirrOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present shirrs, present participle shirring, simple past and past participle shirred)
- (sewing) A shirring.