Definition of short order in English:

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short order

noun

North American
An order or dish of food that can be quickly prepared and served: a short order of souvlaki [as modifier]: I’m a short-order cook
More example sentences
  • I grabbed my fiberglass tray, slid it on down to the short-order cook and placed my order.
  • He then became a short-order cook, often working one or two other jobs.
  • A short-order cafeteria at the base serves burgers, brats, and fries; on weekends look for the open-air barbecue at the base of Marge's Triple.

Phrases

in short order

see short.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: short or·der

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