[ suhth-ern-frahyd ]
/ ˈsʌð ərnˈfraɪd /


coated with flour, egg, and bread crumbs and fried in deep fat: Southern-fried chicken.
(often lowercase) Slang. characteristic of or originating in the South: a vocabulary full of southern-fried expressions.


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Origin of Southern-fried

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for southern-fried

/ (ˈsʌðənˌfraɪd) /


(of meats, esp chicken) dipped in a mixture of flour and breadcrumbs and deep-fried
Also: country-fried (of music) combined with or influenced by elements of country-and-western music
Also: country-fried derogatory characteristic of or pertaining to the Southeastern US, esp in culture, politics, or religionCompare chicken-fried (def. 2)

Word Origin for Southern-fried

senses 2 and 3 from association with the cuisine of the Southern US
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