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plural noun
a treat for the small fry.
unimportant persons or objects:
Her parties were closed to the small fry.
small or young fish.
plural noun
people or things regarded as unimportant
young children
young or small fishes
small change
Young children, as in This show is not suitable for small fry.
Persons of little importance or influence, as in She wasn’t about to invite the Washington small fry to the reception. Both usages allude to fry in the sense of “young or small fish.” [ Late 1800s ]


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