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Alternative forms[edit]

  • 'shroom (especially in “mushroom” sense)


Clipping of mushroom.


  • IPA(key): /ʃɹuːm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːm


shroom (plural shrooms)

  1. (slang, usually in the plural) A magic mushroom: a hallucinogenic fungus.
    • 2009, Sean Williams, Jesus and the Magic Mushroom,, →ISBN, page 33:
      Dosage: The typical amount of beginner “shroom” dosage ranges from 1.5 grams of dried shrooms for a mild experience, to 3.5 grams for an intense experience.
  2. (informal, rare) Any mushroom.
    • 2000, Karen Brooks et al., Dude Food: Recipes for the Modern Guy[1], Chronicle Books, →ISBN, page 83:
      These succulent little shrooms from pop culture scholar Lena Lencek will drive everyone back for seconds.
    • 2003, Dave Hirschkop, Crazy from the heat: Dave’s insanity cookbook[2], Ten Speed Press, →ISBN, page 72:
      Shrooms—and I don’t mean the psychedelic kind—are one of those vegetables that you either love or hate.
    • 2004, Jim Sterba, Frankie’s Place: A Love Story[3], Grove Press, →ISBN, page 172:
      To determine how much live protein may be occupying a shroom, try this test:  [].



shroom (third-person singular simple present shrooms, present participle shrooming, simple past and past participle shroomed)

  1. (intransitive, slang) To take magic mushrooms.
    • 2012, Michael E. Monahan, College Boy, AuthorHouse, →ISBN, page 23:
      Not just because it was sophmoric and juvenile (which it surely was) but I was shrooming pretty heavily by now.
    • 2014, Mohsin Hamid, Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York and London, Penguin UK, →ISBN:
      Just a few months ago I was in Amsterdam with two old friends from the Lahore art world. On a warm summer night we checked out some galleries and walked along the canals, whirring bicycles and shrooming teenagers passing us in the darkness.

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