frier

[frahy-er]
Can be confusedfriar frier fryer

fryer

or fri·er

[frahy-er]
noun
  1. a person or thing that fries.
  2. something, as a young chicken, to be cooked by frying.
  3. deep fryer.

Origin of fryer

First recorded in 1850–55; fry1 + -er1
Can be confusedfriar frier fryer
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British Dictionary definitions for frier

frier

noun
  1. a variant spelling of fryer

fryer

frier

noun
  1. a person or thing that fries
  2. a young chicken suitable for frying
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Word Origin and History for frier

fryer

n.

also frier, 1851 of fish for frying, 1923 of chickens; from fry (v.).

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