French fries

French fries

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

1915–20 Unabridged


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

1925–30, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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