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[frij] /frɪdʒ/
noun, Informal.
Origin of fridge
1925-30; by shortening of refrigerator or Frigidaire Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for fridge
  • Get creative with those holiday leftovers filling up the fridge.
  • Situated inside a record store, the quirky eatery has red vinyl booths and a hanging fridge door covered in stickers.
  • The whole thing went in a big metal bowl to catch drips, and then into the fridge.
  • Then, they went into the fridge to cold-soak overnight.
  • The fridge disappears via a revolving wall that, unbeknownst to the fridge's owner, spins into the adjoining apartment.
  • Some rooms also have a microwave, fridge and whirlpool.
  • The fridge disappears via a revolving wall that, unbeknownst to the fridge's owner, spins it into the adjoining apartment.
  • Each air-conditioned guest room includes a cable television, mini-fridge and telephone.
  • Because a fridge-size external air compressor powers the actuators, locomotion was sacrificed.
  • There is little point in teaching children a healthy lifestyle in school if they go home and find the fridge full of junk.
British Dictionary definitions for fridge


(informal) short for refrigerator
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fridge

shortened and altered form of refrigerator, 1926, perhaps influenced by Frigidaire (1919), a popular early brand name of the appliances. Frigerator as a colloquial shortening is attested by 1886.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for fridge



A refrigerator

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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