french fry
I. noun Usage: often capitalized 1st F Date: 1918 a strip of potato fried in deep fat — usually used in plural II. transitive verb Usage: often capitalized 1st F Date: circa 1930 to fry (as strips of potato) in deep fat until brown

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  • French-fry — French′ fry′ or french′ fry′ v. t. fried, fry•ing coo to fry in deep fat: to French fry onion rings[/ex] • Etymology: 1925–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • French-fry — /french fruy /, v.t., French fried, French frying. to fry in deep fat: to French fry onion rings. Also, french fry. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • french-fry — v. t. to cook by immersing in hot fat. Syn: deep fry. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • French fry — also fry plural French fries n [C usually plural] especially AmE a long thin piece of potato that has been cooked in hot oil British Equivalent: chip …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • French fry — ☆ French fry vt. [often f f ] to fry in very hot deep fat until crisp * * * …   Universalium

  • French\ fry — • French fried potato • French fry noun A narrow strip of potato fried in deep fat. Usually used in the plural. Sue ordered a hamburger and French fries …   Словарь американских идиом

  • French fry — ☆ French fry vt. [often f f ] to fry in very hot deep fat until crisp …   English World dictionary

  • french-fry — verb cook by immersing in fat french fry the potatoes • Syn: ↑deep fry • Topics: ↑cooking, ↑cookery, ↑preparation • Hypernyms: ↑fry …   Useful english dictionary

  • french fry — I. transitive verb Usage: often capitalized 1st F Etymology: back formation from french fried (in french fried potato) 1. : to fry strips of (potato) in deep fat until brown 2. : to cook by frying in deep fat until …   Useful english dictionary

  • French fry — 1)a potato accompaniment to fried fish 2) a soft plastic worm resembling a crinkle cut French fry often used on Carolina rigs, q.v …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • French fry — noun french fry …   Wiktionary

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