- cooked in a pan or on a griddle over direct heat, usually in fat or oil.
- drunk; inebriated.
- intoxicated from drugs; high.
- exhausted or incapacitated through intemperance; burned-out.
- simple past tense and past participle of fry1.
- Al·fred Her·mann [al-frid hur-muh n; German ahl-freyt her-mahn] /ˈæl frɪd ˈhɜr mən; German ˈɑl freɪt ˈhɛr mɑn/, 1864–1921, Austrian writer and journalist: Nobel Peace Prize 1911.
- to cook in a pan or on a griddle over direct heat, usually in fat or oil.
- Slang. to execute by electrocution in an electric chair.
- to undergo cooking in fat or oil.
- Slang. to die by electrocution in an electric chair.
- a dish of something fried.
- a piece of french-fried potato.
- a party or gathering at which the chief food is fried, frequently outdoors: a fish fry.
Origin of fry1
Examples from the Web for fried
I remember them coming over all adorable with mac and cheese, collard greens, fried chicken.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson
November 10, 2014
“Gardens can provide kids with disabilities a greater level of autonomy,” said Fried.Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled
October 22, 2014
His tuxedo was an inch too short and smelled of fried chips.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin
August 23, 2014
Where I served people looked forward to the Jamaican beef patties, fried chicken legs and hamburgers.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison
June 21, 2014
The dogs have been fried in soybean oil until their exterior skin begins to develop a sensuous crunch.The Jersey Shore’s Biggest Weiners Are at Jimmy Buff’s
Jane & Michael Stern
June 15, 2014
I take it fried, about an inch thick, with plenty of ham fat.
The meat is fried, with only the exception of when accompanied by "turnip greens."
Flounders or other small fish may be fried in the same manner.
Cold potatoes may be fried in slices or quarters, or broiled on a gridiron.
Small cakes of this meat should then be fried, and laid round it.
- the past tense and past participle of fry 1
- Christopher . 1907–2005, English dramatist; author of the verse dramas A Phoenix Too Frequent (1946), The Lady's Not For Burning (1948), and Venus Observed (1950)
- Elizabeth . 1780–1845, English prison reformer and Quaker
- Roger Eliot . 1866–1934, English art critic and painter who helped to introduce the postimpressionists to Britain. His books include Vision and Design (1920) and Cézanne (1927)
- Stephen (John). born 1957, British writer, actor, and comedian; his novels include The Liar (1991) and The Stars' Tennis Balls (2000)
- (when tr, sometimes foll by up) to cook or be cooked in fat, oil, etc, usually over direct heat
- (intr) informal to be excessively hot
- slang, mainly US to kill or be killed by electrocution, esp in the electric chair
- a dish of something fried, esp the offal of a specified animalpig's fry
- US and Canadian a social occasion, often outdoors, at which the chief food is fried
- British informal the act of preparing a mixed fried dish or the dish itself
- the young of various species of fish
- the young of certain other animals, such as frogs
- young childrenSee also small fry
Word Origin and History for fried
mid-14c., past participle adjective from fry (v.).
late 13c., from Old French frire "to fry" (13c.), from Latin frigere "to roast or fry," from PIE *bher- (4) "to cook, bake" (cf. Sanskrit bhrjjati "roasts," bharjanah "roasting;" Persian birishtan "to roast;" Greek phrygein "to roast, bake").
Meaning "execute in the electric chair" is U.S. slang from 1929. To go out of the frying pan into the fire is first attested in Thomas More (1532). The related noun is from 1630s. Related: Fried; frying. Frying pan recorded from mid-14c.
"young fish," late 13c., from Anglo-French frei, from Old French frai "spawn," from froier "to rub, spawn (by rubbing abdomen on sand)." First applied to human offspring 14c. in Scottish, though OED and some other sources trace this usage to Old Norse frjo, fræ "seed, offspring."