Definition of French fry in English:

French fry


mainly North American
  • A thin strip of deep-fried potato.

    British term chip

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


French fry

/ˈfren(t)SH ˌfrī/ /ˈfrɛn(t)ʃ ˌfraɪ/


Early 20th century abbreviated from French fried potatoes.