Definition of mashed potato in English:

mashed potato

noun

  • 1also mashed potatoes[mass noun] Potatoes that have been boiled and then crushed into a soft mass, typically with the addition of butter and milk:

    ‘dinner was always steak pie and mashed potato, with soup to start and trifle to finish’
    • ‘Spread the mashed potatoes on top of the corn and sprinkle with the parsley.’
    • ‘Spooning some mashed potatoes in my mouth, I took a second to savor the taste.’
    • ‘Dinner was roasted chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables.’
    • ‘If you are serving mashed potato you need to cook up about 170g potato per person.’
    • ‘The duck fat remaining in the pan can be used to fry potatoes or instead of butter in mashed potatoes.’
    • ‘I like meat loaf, mashed potatoes and peas or pot roast with onions, potatoes and carrots.’
    • ‘For the main course, I had the special of mussels cooked in the classic manner with white wine and served with mashed potato.’
    • ‘The perfect hangover cure: a mountain of mashed potato topped with a couple of succulent sausages smothered in gravy.’
    • ‘My partner chose baked peppers and a veal stew with mashed potatoes.’
    • ‘She swallowed the mouthful of mashed potato with difficulty and looked up at him.’
    • ‘I heard the clink of the spoon on the dish as he moved onto the mashed potatoes.’
    • ‘This a convenient dish when you have leftover mashed potatoes in the refrigerator.’
    • ‘The special fish of the day was smoked haddock with a crab crust, mashed potato and a mustard cream sauce.’
    • ‘We'll have lamb chops, or a steak with mashed potato.’
    • ‘As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk.’
    • ‘Well I got the steak and it came with good mashed potatoes and good raw spinach.’
    • ‘The stew is served with mashed potatoes, seasoned with butter and onions, and lingonberry purée.’
    • ‘Add the milk mixture and egg to the mashed potatoes and thoroughly combine.’
    • ‘Try using nonfat sour cream and one half the butter normally used in your mashed potatoes.’
    • ‘This creamed sweet corn is delicious, and a great alternative to mashed potatoes or polenta.’
  • 2A dance originating in the US in the early 1960s, characterized by repeated sideways steps:

    ‘teenagers did the twist, as well as the mashed potato and the Watusi’
    • ‘The song was inspired, in part, by an early 1960s dance craze called the Mashed Potato.’
    • ‘They delivered snappy combinations of go-go steps - the mashed potato, the jerk, and the swim - in Busby Berkeley-like formations.’
    • ‘How about getting some new dances in - like the polka, the hop, the charleston, the swing, the foxtrot, the mashed potato, the twist, and others from the '30s, 40s, and 50s?’
    • ‘With that album, the Beatles signaled the end of the dance craze era in which people had done the Pony, the Mashed Potato, The Swim, the Twist and too many others to mention.’
    • ‘Doing the hokey-pokey, the mashed potato and the boogaloo, they successfully demonstrate that energetic, polished stage routines are not reserved for the athletic and the nubile.’