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mashed potatoes Syllabification: mashed po·ta·toes

Definition of mashed potatoes in English:

plural noun

1A dish of potatoes that have been boiled and mashed, typically prepared with milk and butter: I had a boneless chicken breast with mashed potatoes and peas
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  • For the main course, I had the special of mussels cooked in the classic manner with white wine and served with mashed potato.
  • The special fish of the day was smoked haddock with a crab crust, mashed potato and a mustard cream sauce.
  • She swallowed the mouthful of mashed potato with difficulty and looked up at him.
2 (mashed potato) A 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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  • 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.
  • 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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