fish fry


noun

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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Related Words for fish fry

barbecue, outing, excursion, cookout, clambake

Examples from the Web for fish fry

Historical Examples of fish fry

  • The party was to have its fish-fry at six, at some point on the south shore.

  • 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.

  • 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