- 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
- the young of fish.
- the young of various other animals, as frogs.
- people; individuals, especially children: games that are fun for the small fry.
Origin of fry2
- Christopher,1907–2005, English playwright.
Examples from the Web for fry
Contemporary Examples of fry
This same outlet worked the phrase “engagement to toyboy lover” into the headline of their article on Fry.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic
January 9, 2015
Fry had previously confirmed the news to his army of followers on Twitter.
In October, he traveled to Denver with Fry to support his work with LGBT rights organization The Matthew Sheppard Foundation.
A gigantic solar storm could fry power grids, knocking out electricity for months.The Sun Is Pummeling Earth. Now What? Solar Storms for Dummies
September 12, 2014
The nation that once revered him threatened to chop him up and fry him into calamari.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer
July 12, 2014
Historical Examples of fry
When the lard boils, put in the fish and fry them of a yellowish brown.
Put some lard into a pan, and when it is boiling hot, fry the crabs in it.
Fry them about a quarter of an hour, turning them frequently.
Fry them in lard or butter; they should be of a fine brown on both sides.
Fry them in butter, and when you take them out of the pan, fry some parsley in it.
- (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
Word Origin for fry
- the young of various species of fish
- the young of certain other animals, such as frogs
- young childrenSee also small fry
Word Origin for fry
- 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)
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."