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fries

[frahyz] /fraɪz/
noun
1.
plural of fry1 .
2.
Informal. fried potatoes.
verb
3.
3rd person singular present indicative of fry1 .

Fries

[freez] /friz/
noun
1.
Charles Carpenter, 1887–1967, U.S. linguist.

fry1

[frahy] /fraɪ/
verb (used with object), fried, frying.
1.
to cook in a pan or on a griddle over direct heat, usually in fat or oil.
2.
Slang. to execute by electrocution in an electric chair.
verb (used without object), fried, frying.
3.
to undergo cooking in fat or oil.
4.
Slang. to die by electrocution in an electric chair.
noun, plural fries.
5.
a dish of something fried.
6.
a piece of french-fried potato.
7.
a party or gathering at which the chief food is fried, frequently outdoors:
a fish fry.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; 1925-30 for def 2; Middle English frien < Anglo-French, Old French frire < Latin frīgere to fry
Related forms
fryable, adjective
Can be confused
friable, fryable.

fry2

[frahy] /fraɪ/
noun, plural fry.
1.
the young of fish.
2.
the young of various other animals, as frogs.
3.
people; individuals, especially children:
games that are fun for the small fry.
Origin
1325-75; Middle English frie, fry seed, descendant, perhaps < Old Norse frjō seed; cognate with Swedish frö, Gothic fraiw seed
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Examples from the web for fries
  • But my feelings afterward were akin to the uneasy feelings that follow a burger and fries.
  • Today the menu is bratwurst, cheese fries, and twice-baked potatoes.
  • Crunchy on the outside, creamy and nutty inside, these fries are totally over the top.
  • Move over, fries--these doubly crunchy veggies are the perfect complement to a crisp beer.
  • The shellfish cook quickly in a curry-wine broth and join crisp fries made lighter by being cooked in the oven.
  • Dip your feet in the water while you snack on movie candy, sweet-potato fries, or wine and cheese plates.
  • The steak restaurant features the plate as a lunch entree with the ribs, salad and fries.
  • The restaurant also serves shakes, paninis and sweet potato fries.
  • Side orders such as waffle and sweet potato fries complement the burgers.
  • When you go to a fast-food restaurant, you expect to get your fries quickly.
British Dictionary definitions for fries

fries

/fraɪz/
plural noun
1.
another name for French fried potatoes

fry1

/fraɪ/
verb fries, frying, fried
1.
when tr, sometimes foll by up. to cook or be cooked in fat, oil, etc, usually over direct heat
2.
(intransitive) (informal) to be excessively hot
3.
(slang, mainly US) to kill or be killed by electrocution, esp in the electric chair
noun (pl) fries
4.
a dish of something fried, esp the offal of a specified animal: pig's fry
5.
(US & Canadian) a social occasion, often outdoors, at which the chief food is fried
6.
(Brit, informal) the act of preparing a mixed fried dish or the dish itself
Word Origin
C13: from Old French frire, from Latin frīgere to roast, fry

fry2

/fraɪ/
plural noun
1.
the young of various species of fish
2.
the young of certain other animals, such as frogs
3.
young children See also small fry
Word Origin
C14 (in the sense: young, offspring): perhaps via Norman French from Old French freier to spawn, rub, from Latin fricāre to rub

Fry

/fraɪ/
noun
1.
Christopher. 1907–2005, English dramatist; author of the verse dramas A Phoenix Too Frequent (1946), The Lady's Not For Burning (1948), and Venus Observed (1950)
2.
Elizabeth. 1780–1845, English prison reformer and Quaker
3.
Roger Eliot. 1866–1934, English art critic and painter who helped to introduce the postimpressionists to Britain. His books include Vision and Design (1920) and Cézanne (1927)
4.
Stephen (John). born 1957, British writer, actor, and comedian; his novels include The Liar (1991) and The Stars' Tennis Balls (2000)
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Word Origin and History for fries

fry

v.

late 13c., from Old French frire "to fry" (13c.), from Latin frigere "to roast or fry," from PIE *bher- (4) "to cook, bake" (cf. Sanskrit bhrjjati "roasts," bharjanah "roasting;" Persian birishtan "to roast;" Greek phrygein "to roast, bake").

Meaning "execute in the electric chair" is U.S. slang from 1929. To go out of the frying pan into the fire is first attested in Thomas More (1532). The related noun is from 1630s. Related: Fried; frying. Frying pan recorded from mid-14c.

n.

"young fish," late 13c., from Anglo-French frei, from Old French frai "spawn," from froier "to rub, spawn (by rubbing abdomen on sand)." First applied to human offspring 14c. in Scottish, though OED and some other sources trace this usage to Old Norse frjo, fræ "seed, offspring."

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Slang definitions & phrases for fries

fry

verb
  1. To be executed in the electric chair, or to execute someone in the electric chair: I built up a case against Sandmark. You probably could have fried him with it, too/ Apparently everybody in Texas thinks everybody should be fried (1929+)
  2. To punish severely; kick ass, rough up: I'll call the CFTC, the FBI, George Bush, and I'll beg them to fry your ass (1920+)
  3. To upset; anger; piss off (1960s+)
  4. To fail; go down (1980s+ Computer)
  5. To remove the kinks from hair with a hot comb or curling iron (1950s+ Black)
  6. To take LSD; drop (1980s+ Teenagers)
Related Terms

bigger fish to fry, small fry


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