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French fries

thin strips of potato that have been deep-fried.
Also called French-fried potatoes.
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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British Dictionary definitions for french fried potatoes

French fried potatoes

plural noun
a more formal name for chips Also called (esp US and Canadian) French fries See chip (sense 4)
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Word Origin and History for french fried potatoes
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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