fryer

or fri·er

[ frahy-er ]
/ ˈfraɪ ər /
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noun

a person or thing that fries.
something, as a young chicken, to be cooked by frying.

Nearby words

  1. fry, christopher,
  2. fry, frying,
  3. frybread,
  4. frye,
  5. frye, northrop,
  6. frying,
  7. frying pan,
  8. fräulein,
  9. frère,
  10. frères

Origin of fryer

First recorded in 1850–55; fry1 + -er1

Can be confusedfriar frier fryer

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British Dictionary definitions for fryer

fryer

frier

/ (ˈfraɪə) /

noun

a person or thing that fries
a young chicken suitable for frying
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Word Origin and History for fryer

fryer

n.

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

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