shredded wheat

shred wheat
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shred hweet, weet]
    • /ʃrɛd ʰwit, wit/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shred hweet, weet]
    • /ʃrɛd ʰwit, wit/

Definitions of shredded wheat words

  • noun shredded wheat a breakfast cereal made by shredding cooked, dried whole wheat and baking or toasting it in biscuit- or spoon-size pieces. 1
  • noun shredded wheat partly cooked wheat that is shredded, formed into biscuits, toasted in an oven, and used as breakfast cereal 0

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Origin of shredded wheat

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900; formerly a trademark

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Parts of speech for Shredded wheat


shredded wheat popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shredded wheat usage trend in Literature

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