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mashed potato Line breaks: mashed po¦tato

Definition of mashed potato in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] (also mashed potatoes) 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
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  • The duck fat remaining in the pan can be used to fry potatoes or instead of butter in mashed potatoes.
  • The stew is served with mashed potatoes, seasoned with butter and onions, and lingonberry purée.
  • I like meat loaf, mashed potatoes and peas or pot roast with onions, potatoes and carrots.
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
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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