french fries

french fries
french fries french fries french-fried potatoes french-fried potatoes n. pl. Strips of potatoes, usually cut with a rectangular cross-section, cooked by immersing in hot fat or oil. [PJC]

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  • French fries — (n.) 1903, American English, earlier French fried potatoes (by 1883). French frieds (1944) never caught on. Simple short form fries attested by 1973. In the Upper Midwest of the U.S., sometimes called American fries (1950) …   Etymology dictionary

  • French fries — noun plural AMERICAN * long thin pieces of FRIED potato (=cooked in boiling oil). French fries are often simply called fries. British chips …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • French fries — French′ fries′ n. pl. cvb coo strips of potato that have been deep fried. Also called French′ fried pota′toes • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • French fries — ☆ French fries pl.n. [often f f ] strips of potato that have been French fried …   English World dictionary

  • French fries — ► PLURAL NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ potatoes deep fried in thin strips; chips …   English terms dictionary

  • French fries — pommes redirects here. For similar terms, see Poms. French fries A dish of French fries Origin Alternative name(s) Belgian fries, chips, hot chips, fries, French fried potatoes, steak fries, wedges, potato wedges, frites …   Wikipedia

  • French fries — Pommes frites Zubereitung (zweites Frittieren) Pommes frites (frz. pommes [de terre] frites [pɔm(dəˌtɛʀˈ)fʀit], „gebackene …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • french fries — noun strips of potato fried in deep fat • Syn: ↑french fried potatoes, ↑fries, ↑chips • Usage Domain: ↑Britain (for: ↑chips) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • french fries — noun Strips of deep fried potatoes. These potatoes have been frenched (cut into strips). These french fries are soggy. Syn: chips, fries, freedom fries …   Wiktionary

  • French fries — N PLURAL French fries are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat …   English dictionary

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