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French fries

plural noun
thin strips of potato that have been deep-fried.
Also called French-fried potatoes.
Origin of French fries
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


1903, American English, earlier French fried potatoes (by 1883). French frieds (1944) never caught on. Simple short form fries attested by 1973. In the Upper Midwest of the U.S., sometimes called American fries (1950).

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