- a picnic or other gathering at which fish are fried and eaten.
- fried fish.
Origin of fish fry
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for fish fry
The party was to have its fish-fry at six, at some point on the south shore.The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton
Wardon Allan Curtis
Mammy's done give her fish-fry and ice-cream festible, and she cleahed enough to pay the weddin' expenses.The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor
Annie Fellows Johnston
Those brigands might justly have been taken for a little party of peaceable rustics assembled for a fish-fry or pecan gathering.Roads of Destiny
Mr. Thrombley insists that it is necessary for me to go to this fish-fry or whatever it is immediately.Lone Star Planet
Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire