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or frier

[frahy-er] /ˈfraɪ ər/
a person or thing that fries.
something, as a young chicken, to be cooked by frying.
Origin of fryer
First recorded in 1850-55; fry1 + -er1
Can be confused
friar, frier, fryer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for fryer
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  • When dropping them into the fryer, pick up the 1st, 3rd and 5th strips and pull them upward.

  • Miss fryer was very grave and quiet, but we were not at all afraid of her, for we knew that she was really very kind.

    The Carved Lions Mrs. Molesworth
  • I accordingly ordered the launch to be got ready and at two o'clock the next morning Mr. fryer, the master, set off in her.

  • Miss fryer was our own pet confectioner, or pastry-cook, as we used to say more frequently then.

    The Carved Lions Mrs. Molesworth
  • The appointment of Mr. fryer to be Financial Commissioner afforded us some relief.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • Mr. fryer, the vocalist of the evening, was a professional singer.

  • Nearly about this time a person named fryer, and the sister of George Eagles, suffered martyrdom.

  • Galt or Geld, an offering of the expiatory barrow pig to the god "fryer."

  • The roasters ripened deliberately, while keen and quick fire told upon the fryer, the first course of our feast.

    Mount Rainier

  • fryer was young and gallant; his handsome form and brilliant eye were in fine harmony with those of his friend and superior.

    Three Years in the Sixth Corps George T. Stevens
British Dictionary definitions for fryer


a person or thing that fries
a young chicken suitable for frying
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fryer

also frier, 1851 of fish for frying, 1923 of chickens; from fry (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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