short-order
adjective Date: 1920 preparing or serving food that can be cooked quickly to a customer's order <
a short-order cook
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  • short-order — /shawrt awr deuhr/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or specializing in short orders: a short order cook; short order diner. 2. performed or supplied quickly: They obtained a short order divorce decree. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • short-order — noun N. Amer. an order or dish of food which can be quickly prepared and served: [as modifier] a short order cook …   English new terms dictionary

  • short-order — adj. Short order is used with these nouns: ↑cook …   Collocations dictionary

  • short order — /ˈʃɔt ɔdə/ (say shawt awduh) noun 1. a meal which can be quickly and easily prepared, as in a cafe. –phrase 2. in short order, with no delay; quickly …   Australian English dictionary

  • short order — noun an order for food that can be prepared quickly • Hypernyms: ↑order …   Useful english dictionary

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