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French fried potatoes

plural noun
thin strips of potato that have been deep-fried.
plural noun
a more formal name for chips Also called (esp US and Canadian) French fries See chip (sense 4)

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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