French fries

French fries

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


Origin:
1915–20

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French-fry

[french-frahy]
verb (used with object), French-fried, French-frying.
to fry in deep fat: to French-fry onion rings.
Also, french-fry.


Origin:
1925–30, Americanism

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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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