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Definition of Shortnin' Bread from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Shortnin' Bread

 
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a traditional African-American children's song about home-made 'shortening bread' (bread made with fat). It includes the lines:
Two little children lying in bed;One turned over, and the other one said,‘Mammy's little baby loves shortnin', shortnin',Mammy's little baby loves shortnin' bread.’