fish and chips

Origin of fish and chips

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for fish and chips

Historical Examples of fish and chips

  • He had obviously supped nightly on stout and fish-and-chips.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke

  • There had been the relict of a fish-and-chips salesman, and quite a number of others, equally alluring and disappointing.

    The Gay Adventure

    Richard Bird


British Dictionary definitions for fish and chips

fish and chips

noun
  1. fish fillets coated with batter and deep-fried, eaten with potato chips
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