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French-fry

or french-fry

[french-frahy] /ˈfrɛntʃˌfraɪ/
verb (used with object), French-fried, French-frying.
1.
to fry in deep fat:
to French-fry onion rings.
Origin of French-fry
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism

French fries

plural noun
1.
thin strips of potato that have been deep-fried.
Also called French-fried potatoes.
Origin
1915-20
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French fries

n.

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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