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fish and chips

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. fried fish fillets and French fries.
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Origin of fish and chips

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

Historical Examples

  • 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

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