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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Definitions for fress
  1. Slang. to eat or snack, especially often or in large quantities.

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Citations for fress
"If you're not eating that ..." "Fress, Heidi, fress, please. I wasn't as hungry as I thought." Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge, 2013
Morty had never been much of a drinker, but he liked to fress, no doubt about it. Olivia Goldsmith, The First Wives Club, 1992
Origin of fress
Fress comes from German fressen or Yiddish fressn “to devour, eat (of animals).” German essen and Yiddish essn "to eat" and fressen are exact parallels in form to English eat and fret "to worry." Fret and fress- come from Germanic fra-etan ”to eat up, eat completely.”
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