fish and chips

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

fried fish fillets and French fries.

Origin of fish and chips

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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


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