Meaning of short order

short' or"der

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a dish or serving of food that is quickly prepared upon request at a lunch counter.


Pronunciation: (shôrt'ôr"dur), [key]
— 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.
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