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French fries

Syllabification: French fries
(also French fried potatoes)

Definition of French fries in English:

plural noun

chiefly North American
Potatoes cut into strips and deep-fried.
Example sentences
  • 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.
fries, French-fried potatoes, pommes frites, frites, home fries, shoestring potatoes, curly fries;
chiefly British chips

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