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fish fry

a picnic or other gathering at which fish are fried and eaten.
fried fish.
Origin of fish fry
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "With as good a will as I ever carried to a fish fry," said Billy.

    A Man of Honor George Cary Eggleston
  • At noontime we'll have a fish fry right here on the shore to help us out with the lunch.

  • Then, on a piece of cardboard which Carolyn furnished, he made a poster of the fish fry.

    Betty Lee, Senior

    Harriet Pyne Grove
  • When you empty a barrel of fish fry into a new stream there is a sudden sharpening of their struggle for existence.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross

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