french fries

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English

French fries in a bowl.

Alternative forms

Etymology

Shortening of earlier French-fried potatoes (1856), potatoes fried in the French style.[1]

Noun

french fries pl (normally plural, singular french fry)

  1. (chiefly Canada, US) Strips of deep-fried potatoes that have been frenched (cut into strips). [from 1903]
    These french fries are soggy.
    French fries are my favorite vegetable dish.
    He eats too many french fries.
    French fries is a specialty of the house.

Synonyms

  • chips (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand)
  • freedom fries (US, rare, dated)
  • French-fried potatoes
  • fries (US, Canadian)

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References

  1. ^ french fries” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.