One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thin strip of deep-fried potato; a chip.
chipped potatoes, potato chips, game chipsView synonyms
- ‘After a nice steak dinner with French fries and a salad everyone gathered around Charney to look at the pictures.’
- ‘He loaded it up with chopped cucumber and tomato salad, French fries and a mysterious meat substance.’
- ‘Throughout the country, French fries are eaten with steaks or minced raw meat.’
- ‘Danny the bartender came charging into the kitchen to demand ketchup with the French fries for his customer.’
- ‘It is a mixture of French fries with fresh cheddar cheese curds, covered with hot gravy.’
- ‘He served the meal of turkey burgers and French fries with a flourish.’
- ‘Individual plates, piled high with thick club sandwiches and crispy French fries, were passed round to everyone present.’
- ‘Jennifer narrowed her eyes and dunked her French fry in more ketchup.’
- ‘The most requested last meal is a cheeseburger and French fries.’
- ‘This practice can reduce your risk of over-indulging on steak or French fries.’
- ‘People were eating hamburgers and French fries for every single meal.’
- ‘But all too often those who gather around the table wish for French fries, a burger, and a Coke.’
- ‘Starch and sugar content are also important for the quality of processed products such as potato chips and French fries.’
- ‘The burger comes with French fries and a bottle of beer.’
- ‘By the time Crystal's order arrived Angel had already chosen a salad, special French fries in savory sauce and an ice cream.’
- ‘Choose a salad instead of French fries, or cheese pizza instead of pepperoni, she advised.’
- ‘They also were more likely to eat potato chips and French fries than were students in most other countries.’
- ‘Those things you call French fries are not real chips.’
- ‘I was addicted to the burgers and the French fries and the pizza and the fried chicken and all those other things out there.’
- ‘He nodded, drowning a French fry in ketchup before sliding it into his mouth.’
Early 20th century: abbreviated from French fried potatoes.
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