potato chip

potato chip
noun Date: 1854 a thin slice of white potato that has been cooked until crisp and then usually salted

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • potato chip — ☆ potato chip n. a very thin slice of potato fried crisp and then usually salted and sometimes flavored: also Brit. potato crisp …   English World dictionary

  • Potato chip — Crisp redirects here. For other uses, see Crisp (disambiguation). Potato chips Potato chips Origin Place of origin Saratoga Springs, New York, United States …   Wikipedia

  • potato chip — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms potato chip : singular potato chip plural potato chips American a crisp II, 1) …   English dictionary

  • potato chip — potato chips 1) N COUNT: usu pl Potato chips are very thin slices of potato that have been fried until they are hard, dry, and crisp. [AM] Syn: chips (in BRIT, use crisps) 2) N COUNT: usu pl Potato chips are long, thin pieces of potato fried in… …   English dictionary

  • potato chip — noun a) potato cut into elongated cubes and fried, a chip or chipped potato, usually larger than the US French fried potato. b) potato cut slices and fried, similar to a UK potato crisp. See Also: fish and chips, French fries …   Wiktionary

  • potato chip — po tato ,chip noun count AMERICAN a food made by cooking small very thin pieces of potato in oil. British crisp: a bag of potato chips …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • potato chip — noun a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat • Syn: ↑chip, ↑crisp, ↑Saratoga chip • Derivationally related forms: ↑crisp (for: ↑crisp), ↑crispy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • potato chip — a thin slice of potato fried until crisp and usually salted. Also called Saratoga chip. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • potato chip — pota′to chip n. coo a thin slice of potato fried until crisp and usu. salted …   From formal English to slang

  • potato chip — piece of thinly sliced and fried potato that is eaten as a snack food …   English contemporary dictionary

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