Definition of shortbread in English:


Syllabification: short·bread
Pronunciation: /ˈSHôrtˌbred


  • A crisp, rich, crumbly type of cookie made with butter, flour, and sugar.
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    • Celeste came back with two slices of pizza and a plate of shortbread sugar cookies.
    • The origin of the name of these dainty shortbread biscuits is interesting.
    • When I'm tired, I eat roasted peppers, rice pudding, shortbread biscuits dunked in tea.


early 19th century: short from short in the sense 'easily crumbled'.

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