Definition of short order in English:

short order


North American
  • An order or dish of food which can be quickly prepared and served.

    ‘a short order of souvlaki’
    as modifier ‘I'm a short-order cook’
    • ‘This area has two salad bars, two main course lines, and two short-order lines.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hash browns, in the original American short-order style, were also made of cooked potatoes, as are most Indian versions.’
    • ‘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.’