[ pan-frahy, -frahy ]
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verb (used with object),pan-fried, pan-fry·ing.
  1. to fry in a small amount of fat, as in a skillet or shallow pan; sauté.

Origin of pan-fry

First recorded in 1940–45; pan1 + fry1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023