fish fry


noun

a picnic or other gathering at which fish are fried and eaten.
fried fish.

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Origin of fish fry

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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Example sentences from the Web for fish fry

  • Those brigands might justly have been taken for a little party of peaceable rustics assembled for a fish-fry or pecan gathering.

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

  • Mr. Thrombley insists that it is necessary for me to go to this fish-fry or whatever it is immediately.

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