french fried potatoes

French fries

thin strips of potato that have been deep-fried.
Also called French-fried potatoes.

1915–20 Unabridged
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French fried potatoes
pl n
See chip Also called (esp US and Canadian): French fries a more formal name for chips

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Word Origin & History

French fries
1918, Amer.Eng., earlier French fried potatoes (1894, first attested in O.Henry). French frieds (1944) never caught on. Simple short form fries attested by 1973.
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