noun Informal.

Origin of fridge

1925–30; by shortening of refrigerator or Frigidaire Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of fridge

  • “In the fridge,” Lester said, pointing to a set of nested clay pot evaporative coolers.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for fridge



informal short for refrigerator
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Word Origin and History for fridge

shortened and altered form of refrigerator, 1926, perhaps influenced by Frigidaire (1919), a popular early brand name of the appliances. Frigerator as a colloquial shortening is attested by 1886.

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