french fried potatoes

French fries

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


Origin:
1915–20

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To french fried potatoes
Collins
World English Dictionary
French fried potatoes
 
pl n
See chip Also called (esp US and Canadian): French fries a more formal name for chips

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;